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MRI Screenings Reduce the Mortality of High-Risk breast cancer Patients


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according to a study published online by the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the New York Times reports. Annual MRI scans can effectively reduce the mortality rate of women who have genetic mutations or family histories. Objective To investigate the clinical and X-ray examination features of patients with breast cancer, and to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer. But for some special populations and special test cases, there is still limited. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination with a strong advantage in the diagnosis of breast diseases. Diagnosis of breast cancer in recent years become a hot research field. Breast cancer is one of the most common malignant tumor in women. MRI plays an important role in diagnosis of breast cancer.

Researchers followed 2,157 Dutch women with a high risk of breast cancer, including some with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutations, which produce a lifetime breast cancer risk of 50% to 85%. The other participants had lifetime risks ranging from 15% to 50%, based on their family histories; the average risk in the general population is 12.2%. Contrast-enhanced breast MRI has demonstrated a high sensitivity in the detection of invasive breast cancer.

All participants underwent annual MRIs in addition to routine mammograms and breast exams. After six years, 93% of BRCA carriers were still alive, compared with a 74% five-year survival rate among mutation carriers in previous studies. No participants with family histories had died after six years in the new study. Conclusion: Although MRI is not the first choice to detecting mammary cancer, contrast enhanced MRI is a prospective method in mammary examination.

These new findings may provide high-risk probation and who think that the best way to mastectomy to avoid the disease, some of the women. The findings may also encourage more women to the gene mutation detection, the report of the times.

The report says prostate, lung and colon cancer are the most frequent form of the disease among men in developed nations. Among women, cancer of the breast, colon and lung were most prevalent. from http://curative. tk is a new star of Rehabilitation of breast cancer information site including breast cancer , lung cancer and so on


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