Cost-effective management of breast cancer

J. J. Zavertnik, Clyde B McCoy, D. S. Robinson, N. Love

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Abstract

The 5-year survival of cancer of the breast in socioeconomically disadvantaged women is much too low because treatment is given for late stage disease. A screening mammography program at primary-care facilities for medically underserved women has markedly increased in situ and local stage of disease and decreased distant disease. This has produced an estimated 50% decrease in mortality and a significant decrease in treatment costs. Unacceptable delay from positive mammogram to biopsy and pathologic diagnosis remained, so a one-stop breast center was established to perform breast physical examination, screening mammography, biopsy, and pathologic interpretation at one site on one visit for optimal cost-effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1979-1984
Number of pages6
JournalCancer
Volume69
Issue number7 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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Mammography
Breast Neoplasms
Costs and Cost Analysis
Breast
Biopsy
Vulnerable Populations
Health Care Costs
Physical Examination
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Primary Health Care
Survival
Mortality
Therapeutics

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  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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Zavertnik, J. J., McCoy, C. B., Robinson, D. S., & Love, N. (1992). Cost-effective management of breast cancer. Cancer, 69(7 SUPPL.), 1979-1984.

Cost-effective management of breast cancer. / Zavertnik, J. J.; McCoy, Clyde B; Robinson, D. S.; Love, N.

In: Cancer, Vol. 69, No. 7 SUPPL., 01.01.1992, p. 1979-1984.

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Zavertnik, JJ, McCoy, CB, Robinson, DS & Love, N 1992, 'Cost-effective management of breast cancer', Cancer, vol. 69, no. 7 SUPPL., pp. 1979-1984.
Zavertnik JJ, McCoy CB, Robinson DS, Love N. Cost-effective management of breast cancer. Cancer. 1992 Jan 1;69(7 SUPPL.):1979-1984.
Zavertnik, J. J. ; McCoy, Clyde B ; Robinson, D. S. ; Love, N. / Cost-effective management of breast cancer. In: Cancer. 1992 ; Vol. 69, No. 7 SUPPL. pp. 1979-1984.
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