Annual MRI tests recommended for women with high breast cancer risk

03/28/2007 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Instead of receiving annual mammograms, women with a high risk of breast cancer should undergo annual magnetic resonance imaging tests, according to new guidelines due to be announced by the American Cancer Society. The recommendation applies to the 1% to 2% of women who have at least a 20% risk of developing breast cancer due to their family history, and it represents the first time MRI has been advocated by leading radiologists as a standard screening test.

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