World Journal of Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention Volume No 7

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Is it Time to Explore Ultrasonography as a Viable Option for Breast Screening of Young Indian Women?

Anita Khokhar
World Journal of Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention 2014, 3:5



This article focuses on issue of breast cancer among young women from India and what can be done for its screening.


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Cancer cases are increasing in younger women and since their breasts are dense mammography which is a standard screening test is not of much relevance in this age group. Role of ultrasonography in screening dense breasts has been studied in a few settings and found to be promising.


In a low resource country like India if efficacy of ultrasound for screening of young women can be studied it may be a viable option forscreening themin the future.

Key words

ultrasonography, breast, young women,India, dense breasts

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