Breast Cancer Screening May Cause More Harm Than Good, Study Finds

A new review of 100,000 women age 50 and older suggests routine mammograms may be doing more harm than good. When taking into account the frequency of false positives (a diagnosis of cancer when there was none) and unnecessary surgery, the risk of breast cancer screening offsets the benefits, British researchers reported Thursday in BMJ. "The default is to assume that screening must be good; catching something early must be good," said James Raftery, professor of health technology assessment...Full Story
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