Patterns and determinants of receipt of follow-up mammography and/or clinical examination in a cohort of Italian breast cancer survivors

Orietta Giuliani, Silvia Mancini, Donella Puliti, Nicola Caranci, Alessandra Ravaioli, Rosa Vattiato, Monica Palumbo, Americo Colamartini, Annibale Biggeri, Lauro Bucchi, Dino Amadori, Fabio Falcini

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Abstract

Information regarding the use of mammography by breast cancer survivors is limited. This study aimed at evaluating the compliance to surveillance mammography and/or clinical breast examination and the associated factors among patients living in northern Italy. A cancer registry-based cohort of 1304 patients living in the Health Care District of Forlì was followed up for 10 years. Eighty percent of patients had a mammogram and/or clinical breast examination during the first year after treatment. The proportion decreased to 67 % at 10 years of follow-up. Three demographic characteristics were independently associated with lower odds of having an annual mammogram and/or clinical breast examination: age at diagnosis [odds ratio (OR) 0.51, 95 % confidence interval (CI) 0.41–0.63 for patients aged 65–74 years; and OR 0.14, 95 % CI 0.11–0.18, for patients ≥75 years versus patients aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalBreast Cancer Research and Treatment
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jul 8 2016

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Cancer survivors
  • Clinical breast examination
  • Mammography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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