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Day: June 15, 2019

Study Suggests That Where Guidelines Disagree, Physicians’ Experiences With Their Patients, Family and Friends Shape Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

Results of a national survey of more than 800 physicians suggest that their experiences with patients, family members and friends with breast cancer are linked with their recommendations for routine mammograms. Specifically, physicians who reported knowing at least one patient, family member or friend with a poor breast cancer prognosis and who had not been screened were more likely to recommend routine screening for their younger and older patients, age groups where routine screening is controversial.
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