Case Study: A Breast Cancer Screening Program

Westchester is a city of approximately 500,000 persons over 21 years of age, about half of whom are female. The number of deaths among women from breast cancer is high. To address the problem, the local health department decided to initiate a program to screen for breast cancer. In this program, mammography would be used to screen for the presence of breast cancer. Mammography has a 99% sensitivity and 99% specificity. About 0.3% of women in the community are estimated to have breast cancer.

Is mammography a good test to use for screening? Why? Find a more recent EBP article (cite the full article) on breast cancer screening and mammography and summarize the findings and recommendations. How does your article compare to the findings from this study?

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Is mammography a good test to use for screening? Why? Find a more recent EBP article (cite the full article) on breast cancer screening and mammography and summarize the findings and recommendations. How does your article compare to the findings from this study?

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