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Young breast cancer patients with early-stage disease may undergo unnecessary testing when diagnosed

12/16/2013

More than one third of younger, early stage breast cancer patients undergo unnecessary imaging procedures – including position emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine bone scans (NMBS) and tumor markers (TM) -- at the time of staging and diagnosis. Carlos Barcenas, M.D., assistant professor, Breast Medical Oncology and Sharon Giordano, M.D.,  professor, Breast Medical Oncology and professor and chair of Health Services Research, at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss this study.

Guests: Carlos Barcenas, M.D. and Sharon Giordano, M.D.


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