Primary Care Visits For Breast Symptoms And The Frequency Of Cancer Diagnosis

News — By on November 11, 2008 at 6:00 am

A study of 84,285 women seeking care in Dutch family physician offices between 1985 and 2003 revealed that breast symptoms were reported in about 3 percent of all visits. Of the women complaining of breast symptoms, 3 percent of those women were subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer. Notably, those patients reporting a breast mass had a markedly elevated likelihood of breast cancer (15.

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