Women with breast cancer 'not following correct MRI treatments'

1 February 2012

New research has suggested that many women are not following the correct MRI procedure when it comes to breast cancer treatment.

A paper authored by Deborah Glueck, an investigator at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, demonstrated that 1,246 out of 64,659 women surveyed were at such a high risk of developing breast cancer that they were recommended additional screening with MRI.

However, of those who undertook this treatment, just 173 returned to the clinic some time in the following 12 months to seek additional screening.

Looking into her paper, which was published in the journal Academic Radiology, Ms Glueck queried: "Did women never hear the recommendation from their physician? Did they choose not to follow through? Did they go elsewhere for an MRI? We don't know."

A recent study conducted by Deborah Witt Sherman, from Baltimore's University of Maryland School of Nursing, and associates, suggested that women going through the first stages of breast cancer treatment will feel more at ease if they seek psycho-education strategies and telephone counselling.

Posted by Philip Briggs

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