Breast cancer screening practices for hospitalized women

J. F. Huth, A. P. O'Connor

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Abstract

The increasing prevalence of breast cancer and the demonstrated benefits of routine breast screening activities have prompted considerable attention to the use of screening procedures. In addition to public education efforts, physicians have been encouraged to incorporate breast screening guidelines into their daily practice. This study was undertaken to examine the current practice of breast screening activities for women hospitalized on a general medical or surgical trait at a university medical center. A retrospective chart review of 159 women hospitalized during a six-month period demonstrated that breast screening activity in the sample was similar to national rates of breast cancer screening. Within the year, 43% of these women bad had a clinical breast examination and 21% had had mammography. This suggests that the period of hospitalization bad not been used by practitioners as an opportunity to initiate breast screening activities in the patient's care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-24
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Volume10
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995

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Early Detection of Cancer
Breast
Breast Neoplasms
Mammography
Patient Care
Hospitalization
Guidelines
Physicians
Education

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  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Breast cancer screening practices for hospitalized women. / Huth, J. F.; O'Connor, A. P.

In: Journal of Cancer Education, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1995, p. 22-24.

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