Friday, March 10, 2006

Breast Biopsy More Effective In Detecting Cancer Than Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests

MedicalNewsToday, March 8, 2006
Four common noninvasive diagnostic tests for breast cancer are not accurate enough to rule out breast cancer for women with abnormal findings from mammograms or physical examinations that are suggestive of breast cancer, according to a report from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) conducted by ECRI, a nonprofit health services research agency. ECRI's evidence report found that the diagnostic tests would miss four to nine percent of breast cancer cases for women with an average risk of the disease as compared to biopsy. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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