Take Five Purpose/Description

Take Five is a mini clinical education session designed to take 5 minutes to complete. Each Take Five includes 5 questions related to the topic being highlighted. The participant is asked to answer a simple multiple choice question in a survey format. After the answer is submitted, the correct answer for each question along with the rationale and information on how to link with the source information if you would like a more in-depth review of the information. The topics will be varied and may not apply to every person, every time, but they are designed to be shared within your organization as you wish.

Breast Cancer Screening Take Five: All of the material for this review comes from the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the published Breast Cancer Screening Update article published in the February 15, 2013 issue of American Family Physicians Journal.

USPSTF – 2009 Recommendations
These recommendations are scheduled for update prior to the end of the year. The 2015 draft recommendations have not been formally approved, but are similar to the 2009 recommendations and can be found at http://screeningforbreastcancer.org/.

AAFP – American Family Physician. 2013 Feb 15;87(4):274-278.

Additionally, the following organizations have published recommendations on breast cancer screening:

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Cancer Sociatey
Smith RA, Cokkinides V, Brawley OW. Cancer screening in the United States, 2009: a review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and issues in cancer screening. CA Cancer J Clin. 2009;59(1):27–41.

American College of Obstetricians-Gynecologists.
Practice bulletin no. 122: breast cancer screening. Obstet Gynecol. 2011;118(2 pt 1):372–382.

American College of Radiology.
Breast imaging and intervention guidelines. http://www.acr.org/Quality-Safety/Standards-Guidelines/Practice-Guidelines-by-Modality/Breast-Imaging

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care
Screening for breast cancer.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology. Breast cancer screening and diagnosis, version 1.2011. http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/breast-screening.pdf [registration required]