Wait time for mammograms cut at San Francisco General
San Francisco General Hospital's long waits for mammograms have been significantly shortened, and women needing appointments are now getting them within a week or two. In February, it was reported that the average wait time for a diagnostic mammogram at SF General after a woman had found a lump in her breast was 128 days, enough time for a very aggressive tumor to grow and affect the survival rate. Now, those women can get mammograms within seven to 14 days. The wait time for a precautionary screening mammogram has also been shortened, from 300 days to 90.
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