Monthly Archives: April 2017

Doctors’ Orders Differ from Mammogram Guidelines


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Is it Time to Move on from the Preoperative Wire Localization?


For those unfamiliar, preoperative wire localization is the procedure performed on the overwhelming majority of patients undergoing lumpectomy or excisional biopsy prior to surgery. The general idea is that one or more needles and wires are inserted into the area … Continue reading

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What Really was Said at the Water Cooler in 2009: USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations and Current Physician Practice Patterns


In 2009 the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated their now infamous breast cancer screening recommendations. In their report, the so-called experts (many of whom had no direct affiliation with patient breast cancer screening) voted that a total … Continue reading

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