Not all women with dense breasts need supplemental imaging

July 02, 2019 8:38 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

July 2, 2019, MedPage Today 

Breast density status should not be used as a stand-alone risk factor to refer women for supplemental imaging discussions, according to a new study. Instead, a combined approach using both breast density and Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) 5-year risk score would identify those women at the highest risk for advanced cancer, said Karla Kerlikowske, MD, of the Department of Veterans Affairs in San Francisco, and colleagues.

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