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Retrospective Analysis of Women with Only Mastalgia

  • October 1, 2016

CRICO’s breast care algorithm drew international attention when Turkish researchers featured it in their retrospective analysis about women with Mastalgia in The Journal of Breast Health, October 2016 issue.

The authors highlighted CRICO’s Breast Care Management Algorithm in their discussion and conclusion, which stated  “According to researchers, 0.5% of the women with mastalgia were diagnosed with breast cancer. In our study this rate was found as 0.2%. Women with only mastalgia without any abnormality in physical examination should be informed about dealing with pain.”


Citation for the Full-text Article

 Arslan M, Küçükerdem HS, Can H, Tarcan E. Retrospective Analysis of Women with Only Mastalgia. J Breast Health 2016; 12: 151-4. DOI: 10.5152/tjbh.2016.2944