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Family history and Breast Cancer

Check out the short article on family history and breast cancer in the July/August edition of the Sage Advice Newsletter. This piece succintly reviews the relevance of a family history of breast cancer and provides information for providers to confidently interpret a family history of breast cancer in their patients. The article is directed to the providers of cancer screening services who participate in the Minnesota Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, otherwise known as the Sage Program. The Sage Program provides breast and cervical cancer screening services for women over age 40 who meet income guidelines and who are un- or under-insured. Women under forty years who have known risk factors (like a family history of cancer) may be eligible for screening through the Sage Program with a doctor's recommendation. This is a great program that has served almost 100,000 Minnesota women to date.

Posted by Kristin Oehlke on August 14, 2006 4:48 PM |