The Burdens and Uncertainties of Doing What One Should Do.

Abstract

Despite FDA approval of drugs to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women at increased risk, uptake of these drugs has been poor despite the publication of numerous studies that demonstrate both their effectives and safety. National organizations have made recommendations for their use, but both physicians and their patients do not fully understand either breast cancer risk factors or risk assessment or the indications for using risk-reducing agents. Histologically predisposing conditions, such as ductal or lobular atypia and lobular carcinoma in situ, impart particularly high risks of developing subsequent invasive breast cancer. Resources should be committed to both provider and patient education to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women who are at increased risk. Cancer Prev Res; 10(8); 1-3. ©2017 AACR.

DOI: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-17-0173

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@article{Vogel2017TheBA, title={The Burdens and Uncertainties of Doing What One Should Do.}, author={Victor G. Vogel}, journal={Cancer prevention research}, year={2017} }