Unneeded treatment of breast cancer due to misuse of Mammography

Liz Szabo of Kaiser Health News reports on a recent Danish study:  http://annals.org/aim/article/2596394/breast-cancer-screening-denmark-cohort-study-tumor-size-overdiagnosis that “one in three women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram are treated unnecessarily.”  The study published on Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine  has renewed debate over the value of early detection, the misuse of mammography and proper prevention training for women regarding breast health.

The complete article can be found here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/01/09/mammograms-lead-unneeded-treatment-some-breast-cancers/96367604/

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