SVG HealthWatch: M.R.I.’s Help Fight High Risk of Breast Cancer

The New York Times reports today that women with a high risk of breast cancer can benefit from yearly M.R.I. scans in addition to mammograms. The study, the first to measure survival in a large number of high-risk women receiving M.R.I.’s, found that after six years of follow-up, 93 percent of mutation carriers with cancer were still alive, compared with 74 percent alive at five years in earlier studies. In the new study, all of the women at high risk because of family history were still alive after six years. The complete article can be found here.