The method by which breast cancer is detected becomes a factor for long-term survival and should be considered in treatment plans. This report describes patient characteristics and time trends for various methods of breast cancer detection in the United States. The National Health Interview Survey NHIS , a nationally representative self-report health survey, included women survivors diagnosed with breast cancer between and Responses to the question, How was your breast cancer found? We examined responses by income, race, age, and year of diagnosis.
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Posted on: Sep 18, PM. Mcall44 wrote:. I was just dx w DCIS today. I knew something was awry around Memorial Day when somehow I ended up naked in the mirror and raised my r arm to brush my hair I can't say I did the most through self breast exams:. Anyhow I noticed a slight dimple or skin retraction as the called it on the path report. Ended up w neg mammo and US. That's how they found it.
Overall, the sensitivity of mammography is about 87 percent [ 27 ]. This means mammography correctly identifies about 87 percent of women who truly have breast cancer. Sensitivity is higher in women over 50 than in younger women [ 2 ]. Learn more about sensitivity.
Mammogram reports sent to women often mention breast density. Your health care provider can also tell you if your mammogram shows that you have dense breasts. In some states, women whose mammograms show heterogeneously dense or extremely dense breasts must be told that they have dense breasts in the summary of the mammogram report that is sent to patients sometimes called the lay summary. Dense breast tissue is common and is not abnormal.