Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 27th, 1997
The study results indicated fewer than 39 percent of 4,040 women breast cancer patients had a follow-up mammogram in each of the two years after treatment, 25.5 percent had only one follow-up mammogram within two years, and 36 percent had no follow-up mammogram.
The approximately 500 women in the study who had a lumpectomy but who did not get radiation therapy had the lowest rate of mammogram follow-up even though they were most at risk for cancer recurrence, the report said. Only 14 percent had...
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