ICARE Social Media Post May 2020

MRI May Detect Breast Cancer Earlier than Mammograms

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) currently recommends an annual breast MRI and an annual mammography for high-risk women (lifetime breast cancer risk at or above 20%).

Among women at high risk for breast cancer, MRI detected breast cancer at an earlier stage than mammograms. Women with BRCA1/2 and TP53 were NOT included in this study.

Link to full article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31221620