What is it about?
Women with PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syindrome (PHTS) are offered breast cancer surveillance due to an increased breast cancer lifetime risk. Surveillance guidelines are, however, expert-opinion based due to the lack of data. We aimed to understand the effectiveness of BC surveillance in women with PHTS.
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Why is it important?
In our study, we show that annual breast cancer surveillance with breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) starting at age 25 years is effective in detecting early-stage cancers in this under recognised population.
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This page is a summary of: The yield and effectiveness of breast cancer surveillance in women with
Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome, Cancer, June 2022, Wiley,
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