[Debate persists over the use of mammogram in the detection of breast cancer in asymptomatic women]

Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. Nov-Dec 2016;54(6):778-779.
[Article in Spanish]

Abstract

In this opinion article, it is discussed the importance of questioning the use of mammogram in the detection of breast cancer in asymptomatic women.

En el presente artículo de opinión se discute acerca de la necesidad de cuestionar la práctica rutinaria del empleo de la mamografía para detectar cáncer de mama en mujeres asíntomáticas.

Keywords: Breast cancer; Mammography.

MeSH terms

  • Asymptomatic Diseases*
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammography*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Unnecessary Procedures*