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Mammographic Screening: General Population

  • Luciano Fernandes Chala
  • Paula de Camargo Moraes
  • Carlos Shimizu
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Abstract

Breast cancer screening in the average-risk population is based on periodic mammograms in asymptomatic women aiming the early detection of the disease. Mammographic screening, coupled with therapeutic advances, is associated with the reduction in breast cancer mortality observed in many countries. The detection of small asymptomatic tumors also offers a greater number of therapeutic choices; it increases the chance of conservative treatment and reduces the need for chemotherapy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luciano Fernandes Chala
    • 1
  • Paula de Camargo Moraes
    • 2
  • Carlos Shimizu
    • 1
  1. 1.RadiologyFleury GroupSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.RadiologyCDB Diagnostic CenterSão PauloBrazil

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