Navigating the Maze of Breast Cancer Guidelines: Efficient Paths to Personalized Screening

To help PCPs address patients’ breast cancer screening concerns, surgeon Shoko Emily Abe, MD, FACS, breaks down the multitude of screening directives and modalities, with a focus on the needs of those at average risk and those with dense breast tissue. She offers current data informing when to start mammograms; discusses the advantages of tomosynthesis; and clarifies when other methods, such as MRI and ultrasound, are useful. Bonus: Empower patients to find their own screening schedules through the WISDOM Study.


January 19, 2023

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UCSF MedConnection

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Shoko Emily Abe, MD, FACS

Shoko Emily Abe, MD, FACS

Breast cancer surgeon

Dr. Shoko Emily Abe is a surgeon who cares for patients with breast cancer and other breast diseases. She takes a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer treatment. Specializing in breast-conserving surgery, she uses plastic surgery ...

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