Breast cancer surveillance practices among women previously treated with chest radiation for a childhood cancer.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 301, Issue 4, p.404-14 (2009)


2009, Adolescent, Adult, Analysis of Variance, Breast Neoplasms, Center-Authored Paper, Child, Child, Preschool, Clinical Research Division, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Infant, Mammography, Mass Screening, Middle Aged, Neoplasms, Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced, North America, Poisson Distribution, Population Surveillance, Prevalence, Public Health Sciences Division, Questionnaires, Radiotherapy, Research Trials Office Core Facility - Biostatistics Service, Shared Resources, Survivors, Young Adult


Women treated with chest radiation for a pediatric malignancy have a significantly increased risk of breast cancer at a young age and are recommended to have an annual screening mammogram starting at age 25 years or 8 years after radiation, whichever occurs last.