There is an article about this in the New York Times as well. I am REALLY concerned about the idea of women being told that it is “probably” not cancer and to come back in 6 months for another scan. I’m not an oncologist or a radiologist, just a woman who had breast cancer. I’m concerned that insurance companies are going to get their hands on this kind of data and start making changes to coverage. Remember, you are your best advocate!
Radiologists can, with confidence, recommend a six-month follow-up diagnostic mammogram rather than an immediate biopsy for patients with “probably benign” breast lesions, a new study emphasizes.
The study found that six-month short-interval follow-up examinations had an 83% sensitivity
The study appears in the May issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology