Post by Stephanie Booth.
No one enjoys having their breasts kneaded and squeezed and flattened like fresh dough at a bakery, but hey, the pain of a mammogram is worth it to know you’re cancer-free, right? Except of course, when a lump DOES show up and you’re treated for breast cancer when you don’t really have it. An unsettling new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that we may be relying on mammogram results way too much.
A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breast used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms can also be used in those who have breast symptoms, such as lumps, breast pain or changes.
Women with a false-positive mammogram or breast biopsy result have an increased risk of breast cancer over the next 10 years compared with those with a true negative result, a new report has found.
Post by Stephanie Booth. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, right? So everyone's talking about things we can do to prevent the disease that affects nearly a quarter-million women every YEAR. But today, the American Cancer Society c...
Women with a history of false-positive mammograms have a modest increase of breast cancer later in life, according to a recent study. The study author says over the course of 10 screening mammograms, the chance of at least one false...