The texas breast screening project: Part i. mammographie and clinical results

George N. Peters, Victor G. Vogel, W. Phil Evans, Melissa Bondy, Susan Halabi, Julie Lord, Elizabeth A. Laville

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Abstract

The 1987 Texas Breast Screening Project was designed to educate women aböut the benefits and safety of mammographic Screening. During the 2-week promotion, 109,339 women called toll-free telephone numbers to inquire about the program, and 64,459 (65%) of 99,650 eligible callers had $50 mammograms at 306 participating Community radiology centers. Biopsies were obtained for 1,122 women (1.7% of those screened), and the ratio of benign to malignant biopsy results was 4.2:1. Among the women having biopsies, 214 cancers were found (3.3 cancers per 1,000 women screened). Forty-seven percent of the tumors were not palpable, 80% were smaller than 2 cm, and 72% were clinicopathologic stage 0 or I. These results show that women will respond to an invitation to attend mammographic screening, and that community radiology centers can detect large numbers of early, curable breast cancers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-390
Number of pages6
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume86
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1993

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  • Medicine(all)

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