Intensive testing after early breast cancer ineffective

Intensive monitoring of asymptomatic women after treatment for early breast cancer doesn’t improve survival or quality of life, guidelines from Cancer Australia stress. Specifically, imaging such as chest x-ray, PET, CT and bone scans should not be recommended as part of standard long-term follow-up, nor should blood tests such as FBC, biochemistry or tumour markers, the guidelines said. Rather than being beneficial, unnecessary imaging and … Continue reading Intensive testing after early breast cancer ineffective