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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Recent Study Contributes to “Confusion” Over Mammograms

In continuing coverage, USA Today (1/13, Painter) reported that research “suggested one in three breast cancers found through the screening tests are ‘overdiagnosed’ – meaning they never would have threatened a woman’s life but still led to treatments such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.” The findings were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The article discussed the “confusion” surrounding mammograms, to which studies like this contribute, with some physicians “[saying] their patients have started to tune out the noise.” USA Today points out that “the American College of Radiology recommends annual mammograms starting at age 40.” 

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