CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet 2017; 39(10): 569-575
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1606348
Special Article
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Breast Cancer Screening: Updated Recommendations of the Brazilian College of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, Brazilian Breast Disease Society, and Brazilian Federation of Gynecological and Obstetrical Associations[*]

Recomendações do Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem, da Sociedade Brasileira de Mastologia e da Federação Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia para o rastreamento do câncer de mama*
Linei Augusta Brolini Dellê Urban
1  Coordinator of the National Mammography Commission, Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem (CBR), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
,
Luciano Fernandes Chala
2  Member of the National Mammography Commission, Representative of the Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem (CBR), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
,
Selma di Pace Bauab
2  Member of the National Mammography Commission, Representative of the Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem (CBR), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
,
Marcela Brisighelli Schaefer
2  Member of the National Mammography Commission, Representative of the Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem (CBR), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
,
Radiá Pereira dos Santos
2  Member of the National Mammography Commission, Representative of the Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem (CBR), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
,
Norma Medicis de Albuquerque Maranhão
2  Member of the National Mammography Commission, Representative of the Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem (CBR), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
,
Ana Lucia Kefalas
2  Member of the National Mammography Commission, Representative of the Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem (CBR), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
,
José Michel Kalaf
2  Member of the National Mammography Commission, Representative of the Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem (CBR), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
,
Carlos Alberto Pecci Ferreira
2  Member of the National Mammography Commission, Representative of the Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem (CBR), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
,
Ellyete de Oliveira Canella
2  Member of the National Mammography Commission, Representative of the Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem (CBR), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
,
João Emílio Peixoto
2  Member of the National Mammography Commission, Representative of the Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem (CBR), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
,
Heverton Leal Ernesto de Amorim
3  Member of the National Mammography Commission, Representative of the Sociedade Brasileira de Mastologia (SBM), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
,
Helio Sebastião Amâncio de Camargo Junior
4  Member of the National Mammography Commission, Representative of the Federação Brasileira das Associações de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia (Febrasgo), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
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Publication History

25 April 2017

26 April 2017

Publication Date:
16 October 2017 (online)

  

Introduction

In several countries, organized screening programs have led to a reduction in breast cancer mortality.[1] [2] In Brazil, despite all efforts, there has been an increase in the incidence of and mortality associated with breast cancer.[3] [4] [5] One peculiarity of breast cancer in Brazil and in other developing countries is that its incidence in women between 40 and 50 years of age is proportionately higher than that reported for developed countries.[6] [7] [8]

Programs that aim to standardize breast cancer screening guidelines, as well as to educate the population regarding the importance of such screening, should be promoted. In 2012, the Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem (CBR, Brazilian College of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging), the Sociedade Brasileira de Mastologia (SBM, Brazilian Breast Disease Society), and the Federação Brasileira das Associações de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia (Febrasgo, Brazilian Federation of Gynecological and Obstetrical Associations), via the Brazilian National Mammography Commission, published their joint recommendations for breast cancer screening in Brazil.[9]

The purpose of this article is to present an update of those recommendations, based on the most recent and relevant scientific data on the subject.

* Study conducted by the National Mammography Commission of the Colégio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem (CBR), São Paulo, SP, by the Sociedade Brasileira de Mastologia (SBM), São Paulo, SP, and by the Nacional Mammography Commission of Federação Brasileira das Associações de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia (Febrasgo), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. This article, which is the product of a joint effort of the CBR, SBM, and Febrasgo, will be published in all three of the respective journals. It must be cited as Urban LA, Chala LF, Bauab SP et al. Breast Cancer Screening: update recommendations (...) Associations. Radiol Bras 2017;50(4):244–249 (DOI 10.1590/0100-3984.2017-0069).