Breast cancer screening and diagnosis: Clinical practice guidelines in oncology™

Therese B. Bevers, Benjamin O. Anderson, Ermelinda Bonaccio, Sandra Buys, Mary B. Daly, Peter J. Dempsey, William B. Farrar, Irving Fleming, Judy E. Garber, Randall E. Harris, Alexandra S. Heerdt, Mark Helvie, John G. Huff, Nazanin Khakpour, Seema A. Khan, Helen Krontiras, Gary Lyman, Elizabeth Rafferty, Sara Shaw, Mary Lou SmithTheodore N. Tsangaris, Cheryl Williams, Thomas Yaneeklov

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The goal of these guidelines is to give health care providers a practical and consistent framework for screening and evaluating a spectrum of breast lesions. Clinical judgment should always be an important component of optimal patient management. If the physical breast examination, radiologic imaging, and pathologic findings are not concordant, the clinician should carefully reconsider the assessment of the patient's problem. Involving patients in treatment decisions empowers them to determine an acceptable level of breast cancer risk in the screening and/or follow-up procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1060-1096
Number of pages37
JournalJNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2009


  • Biopsy
  • Breast carcinoma
  • Carcinoma in situ
  • Diagnosis
  • Hyperplasia
  • Mammography
  • NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Risk assessment
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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