Women with benign disease after breast-conserving surgery are significantly less likely to adhere to annual surveillance imaging, according to a new analysis published Thursday in JACR. Variance in postsurgical surveillance protocols—due to a lack of uniform recommendations— creates opportunities for lapses in adherence.
Women with benign breast disease were significantly less liable to stick with annual surveillance compared to those with breast cancer. Further exploration of the underlying causes resulting in this decrease in adherence for this specific patient population is required moving forward.
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