The investigators interpret the data to suggest that there is substantial over diagnosis, accounting for nearly a third of all newly diagnosed breast cancers, and that screening is having, at best, only a small effect on the rate of death from breast cancer.
Last Updated: February 16, 2011
Premenopausal women who schedule regular mammograms may benefit by undergoing screening during the first week of their menstrual cycle, according to research published in the February issue of Radiology.
…and may limit effectiveness of these breast cancer detection methods Women who take combined hormone therapy for about five years have a higher risk of abnormal mammograms and breast biopsies. This, in turn, may decrease the effectiveness of these methods of detecting breast cancer, according to a new study published in the Feb. 25 issue Continue Reading …