Ultrasound Helps Catch Breast Cancer in Higher-Risk Women

April 5, 2012


Susan Roth, MD, professor of Radiology, is quoted in a Reuters Health story about a new study showing that adding an ultrasound to annual mammograms for women at higher-than-average breast cancer risk helps catch more early-stage tumors -- but also ups the chance that healthy women will get follow-up biopsies unnecessarily. "The more tests you add, we'll find more cancers, and they're real," Roth said. "The question is, what are we willing to pay for that, in terms of the downsides and the dollars?" Read More

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