Cancer Screening: Client Reminders – Breast Cancer

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Systematic Review

Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: July 2010

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends using client reminders to increase screening for breast cancer. These reminders are messages that tell people they’re due for screening, and they can be delivered in writing (letter, postcard, or email) or by phone. CPSTF noted that these reminders can be enhanced by:

  • Follow-up reminders 
  • Added information on the benefits of screening and ways to overcome barriers 
  • Help scheduling appointments

CPSTF found strong evidence that these interventions are effective.

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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2010). Cancer Screening: Client Reminders – Breast Cancer. Retrieved from