Additional Ultrasound Breast Cancer Screening Not Effective in Women with Dense Breast Tissue

Additional Ultrasound Breast Cancer Screening Not Effective in Women with Dense Breast Tissue
shutterstock_130569779A new study from Dartmouth, titled "Benefits, Harms, and Cost-Effectiveness of Supplemental Ultrasonography Screening for Women With Dense Breasts" presents compelling evidence on the multi-faceted implications of undergoing supplemental ultrasound screening for breast cancer for women with dense breast tissue. The study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. According to senior author, Anna Tosteson, ScD of Dartmouth Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, supplemental ultrasound breast cancer screening does not have an effect on patients' overall health, but can significantly raise healthcare costs. The study, led by Dr. Brian Sprague, also outlines evidence on the additional procedure's possible positive and negative effects in women with dense breast tissue, but whose mammograms came back negative. The team behind the study hopes the evidence gathered can help law makers take well-informed decisions on future regulations, instructing patients to unders
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