Five-year and lifetime risk of breast cancer among U.S. subpopulations: implications for magnetic resonance imaging screening.

@article{Graubard2010FiveyearAL,
  title={Five-year and lifetime risk of breast cancer among U.S. subpopulations: implications for magnetic resonance imaging screening.},
  author={Barry I. Graubard and Andrew Nathan Freedman and Mitchell H. Gail},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 10},
  pages={2430-6}
}
BACKGROUND Guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommend annual breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening for women with a projected lifetime risk of ≥20% based on risk models that use family history. Because MRI screening is costly and has limited specificity, estimates of the numbers of U.S. women with ≥20% breast cancer risk would be useful. METHODS We used data from the 2000 and 2005 National Health Interview Survey and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Breast Cancer… CONTINUE READING

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