Accession Number:

ADB249595

Title:

Surveillance After Initial Treatment for Breast Cancer: A Population-Based Study of Variation in and Outcomes of Care

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 30 Sep 97-29 Sep 98

Corporate Author:

MEDICAL COLL OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

This purpose of this report is to describe the use of follow-up tests mammograms, chest radiographics, and bone scans and office visits among breast cancer survivors. Determinants of testing, and use of tests among a control population, are also described. Among a cohort of breast cancer survivors aged 65 and older who developed breast cancer in 1991 and underwent surgical treatment, the rate of use of mammography and chest radiographs was about 80 over the first two years after treatment. The relative use of chest radiographs was 1.6 times the use in a control population matched for age, gender, and geographic residence, and the relative use of mammograms was 2.3 times. About 25 of the cohort had a bone scan, which was 8 times the use in the control population. The use of chest radiographs and mammograms was high among breast cancer survivors of different ages, racial, and socioeconomic strata. In all age groups of the controls, the use of chest radiographs exceeded the use of mammograms. Breast cancer survivors had a mean of 9-10 office visits per year in the two years after treatment.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE