Wait time for mammograms cut at San Francisco General

San Francisco Chronicle, May 6, 2009

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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