In fact, they may contribute to “overdiagnosis”
The latest data questions the most recent recommendation for breast cancer screening by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which advised women to get mammograms every other year starting at age 50.
Mammograms every other year do not increase the risk of breast cancer compared to yearly screening.
Women with dense breasts are considered at a higher risk of developing breast cancer, in part because their tumors can be harder to spot on a mammogram. But a recent and reassuring study finds that despite their slightly …
The breast cancer advocacy group, Susan G. Komen for the Cure — which famously introduced the world to the pink ribbon — used misleading statistics in an advertising campaign to overstate the benefits of mammography, while …
When it comes to complex medical decisions, cold hard statistics may hold little sway over patients in the face of a single, compelling anecdote.
The mammogram debate was reignited this week with two new studies suggesting that routine breast cancer screening may benefit women in their 40s if they have certain risk factors.
Women who have false-positive results from their mammograms may have another reason to worry, a recent study says.
Mammograms catch tumors earlier, result in less invasive treatment and increase women’s chances of survival. So, why shouldn’t younger women be screened?
Will women be left without breast cancer screening services, now that Susan G. Komen for the Cure has stopped funding Planned Parenthood?
Some doctors and public-health experts have stirred controversy in recent years by arguing that aggressive breast-cancer screening does more harm than good. Many health professionals disagree, but perhaps the most compelling …
In women’s ongoing dilemma over when to start routine mammogram screening for breast cancer, a large new, longitudinal study may add a wrinkle.