Facts and Fiction in Breast Cancer Screening
Recent controversies in mammography screening for breast cancer have led to confusion and misinformation in both the medical field and the public. Many primary care physicians recommend biennial screening to their patients age 50 and over. This course will discuss and review the published data on the topic and explain why mammography screening starting at the age of 40 saves the most lives.
Cardiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Family Practice Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, General Surgeons, General Practitioners, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses and all other interested healthcare professionals.
- Examine the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s breast cancer screening recommendations.
- Assess the state of the art in breast cancer screening, in terms of technology and results from recent clinical studies.
- Discuss the impact and considerations of starting mammography screenings at the age of 40.
Daniel B. Kopans, M.D.
Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Senior Radiologist, Breast Imaging Division
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Avon Comprehensive Breast Evaluation Center
Daniel B. Kopans, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentations or discussions.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.25 General certificate of attendance
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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