Patient health literacy is in the air! Following the news of DB-i’s health literacy review of website patient content, the NCCN has published new patient guidelines in patient-friendly plain language. The new guidelines were developed to help patients ask the right questions about when and how often to screen for breast cancer. The guidelines emphasize annual mammograms for all average-risk women over 40. Please visit the NCCN’s 2022 Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis guidelines to learn more.
A research article co-authored by DB-i Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Jean Seely was published in BMC Cancer, Randomized trial of surveillance with abbreviated MRI in women with a personal history of breast cancer– impact on patient anxiety and cancer detection. The study aimed to determine if surveillance mammography plus abbreviated MRI reduced psychological distress and if abbreviated MRI improved cancer detection rates as compared to mammography alone.