Breast Cancer: Screening versus Diagnostic Imaging and the Appropriate Utilization of Genetic Testing
Guest: Sandhya Pruthi, M.D. (@DrSandhyaPruthi)
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)
Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, a breast disease specialist in Mayo Clinic’s Breast Diagnostic Clinic, discusses why we don’t use ultrasound as a primary screening test for breast cancer. Listen in for the pros and cons of different types of imaging studies and which are used for screening versus diagnostic testing. Also discussed is the role genetic testing should play in breast cancer screening, who should have testing done, and what tests are available, including when a care plan should include a genetic counselor.