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Increase in breast MRIs may lead to unnecessary invasive surgery
Increase in breast MRIs may lead to unnecessary invasive surgery (August 14, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Connecticut - According to a report published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, increased use of MRI for breast screening may lead to unnecessary invasive surgery. Researchers studied over 70,000 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer from 2000-2009. During the study period, there was a significant increase in postoperative breast MRIs--use increased from 1% in 2000 to 25% in 2009. Results showed that women who did undergo the MRIs were also more likely to subsequently undergo more aggressive surgery. These results are significant, as the long-term benefits of aggressive breast surgery remain unclear
 
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