Journal article

Post-mammographic screening behaviour: A survey investigating what women do after being told they have dense breasts

Ellie Darcey, Emma Jane Hunt, Louise Keogh, Kirsty McLean, Christobel Saunders, Sandra Thompson, Catherine Woulfe, Elizabeth Wylie, Jennifer Stone

Health Promotion Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

ISSUE ADDRESSED: Despite widespread calls for women undergoing mammographic screening to be informed of their breast density, concerns remain as to how this is interpreted and acted upon given the absence of evidence-based supplemental screening recommendations for women with dense breasts. This study investigates the action women take in response to being notified they have dense breasts and what subsequent advice women receive from health professionals. METHODS: Via a survey of nearly 7000 women, we assessed the post-screening actions of women attending a population-based mammographic screening program (BreastScreen) in Western Australia from 21 November 2017 to 19 April 2018. Women who re..

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Grants

Awarded by Cancer Australia


Awarded by National Breast Cancer Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Cancer Australia (APP1085750) and the Commonwealth of Australia Public Health and Chronic Disease Grant Program. JS is a National Breast Cancer Foundation (ECF-17-010 Research Fellow.