Study casts more doubt on the value of mammograms

Study casts more doubt on the value of mammograms A woman stands while a mammogram is performed at an Atlanta hospital. keywords: breast cancer, mammography. By Dennis Thompson |. Posted: Tue 9:03 PM, Jan 10, 2017 |. Updated: Tue 9:07 PM, Jan 10, 2017. CBS NEWS – HEALTHDAY Mammograms …

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Report finds yearly mammograms may not be as beneficial as once thought

New report says breast cancer screenings may not be as helpful in detecting the disease as first thought, but doctors believe it can still help. (KABC). KABC. By Denise Dador. Tuesday, January 10, 2017 09:33PM. LOS ANGELES (KABC) –. If women aren’t …

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Danish Study Raises More Questions About Mammograms’ Message

For years, women have been told that regular mammograms can help reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by catching tumors at their earliest, most treatable stages. But a Danish study is the latest research to challenge that assumption

NPR

The Latest Study On Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis Fails To Persuade

Yesterday’s health news delivered another paper slamming mammography. A report out of Denmark uses statistics to show that overdiagnosis is incredibly frequent. An accompanying editorial, by Dr. Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society, is a call

Forbes

Breast screening can lead to some women having unnecessary treatment

Around a third of women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS – abnormal breast tissue) through screening in Denmark are likely to receive unnecessary treatment, according to new estimates. When looking only at

Cancer Research UK

One-third of breast cancer patients treated unnecessarily, study says

One in three women with breast cancer undergo treatment that is not needed, according to Danish researchers. That’s because the tumors are so slow-growing they’re essentially harmless. The study was published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, …

WCVB Boston

Warning on breast cancer screening

The benefits of breast cancer screening have been overstated and it can lead to patients having unnecessary surgery and harmful treatment, a top medic has warned. A study of women in Denmark found about a third of cases involved overdiagnosis and …

NEWS.com.au

Breast-cancer screenings aren’t very effective, concludes Danish study

A new Danish study carried out by the Cochrane Center has cast doubt on the effectiveness of breast-cancer screenings in general, reports Metroxpress. The study indicates that screenings rarely detect the aggressive tumours that cause breast cancer

The Copenhagen Post – Danish news in english

Free mammogram flags breast cancer in local woman

SUSSEX COUNTY — At 41 years old with no history of breast cancer in her family and no health insurance, Sussex County resident Jenna Garno had never received a screening mammogram. However, when she noticed that one of her breasts had begun to …

The Sparta Independent

Do Screening Mammograms Cut Breast Cancer Deaths Or Lead To Overtreatment? Probably Both

Whether screening mammograms can lower women’s risk of women dying from breast cancer has been debated for decades. That’s not surprising, given that breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide and second only to lung …

Forbes

Mammograms lead to unneeded treatment for some breast cancers

One in three women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram are treated unnecessarily, according to a Danish study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, which has renewed debate over the value of early detection. The women didn’t need …

USA TODAY

Mammograms: Overdiagnosis a Concern, Danish Study Says

File photo dated June 6, 2015 of a consultant studying a mammogram. (Rui Vieira/Press Association via AP Images). By Jen Krausz | Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 03:52 PM. Close. More ways to share… Stumbled. LinkedIn. Vine. Reddit. Delicious. Newstrust.

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EpiCast Report: Breast Cancer (HER2+, HER2-) – Epidemiology Forecast to 2025

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that originates in the breast tissues. Most breast cancers are invasive tumors that have grown beyond the ducts or lobules of the breast and can metastasize to other parts of the body through the bloodstream and the …

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Mammograms Linked to Overdiagnosis of Breast Cancer

It has been seen that several times mammograms lead to a misdiagnosis of breast cancer among women. Over one in three women diagnosed via mammograms are wrongly labeled as having breast cancer. They are thus bothered for no reason other than a …

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Time to Rethink Mammograms, American Cancer Society Top Doc Says

It’s time to admit that mammograms are not perfect and that doctors are treating women who don’t need treatment for breast cancer, the American Cancer Society’s top doctor said Monday after yet another study showed breast cancer screening leads to many …

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‘Overdiagnosis Exists in Breast Cancer’

Another major study has found that breast cancer screening does not substantially reduce the incidence of advanced cancer over time but does significantly increase the detection of nonadvanced cancers, resulting in the overdiagnosis of disease. The new …

Medscape

Mammograms tied to overdiagnosis of breast cancer

Widespread breast cancer screening may catch more small, slow-growing tumors that are unlikely to be fatal without curbing the diagnosis of advanced cancer cases, a Danish study suggests. Diagnosis rates for early-stage tumors and pre-invasive …

Fox News

Annual Mammogram Screening Over-Diagnosing Breast Cancer; Concern Rising among Cancer Experts

CT Tech Sandra Davis looks on as breast cancer patient Heraleen Broome, who is participating in a clinical trial. (Photo : Getty Images/Justin Sullivan). Breast cancer screening method is under strict criticism by the cancer experts and the matter has

Latinos Health

Many women undergo breast cancer treatment unnecessarily: researchers say

Raising questions over the increasing use of breast cancer screenings, a Danish study has claimed that one in every three women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram are treated without need. A team of researchers led by Dr. Karsten Juhl …

Austrian Tribune

Danish research finds breast cancer screening may not always work

LISTEN: Tim Dower speaks to Van Henderson from The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation following Danish research which revealed about a third of breast cancer cases involved over-diagnosis. The researchers suggested screening isn’t associated …

Newstalk ZB

Danish Study Rekindles Debate on Overdiagnosis of Breast Cancer

A screening study conducted over 2 decades in Denmark has raised questions about the need and implications of biennial mammography for women between 50 and 69 years of age. Published Online: January 10, 2017. Surabhi Dangi-Garimella, PhD.

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Breast check scan ‘is justified’ despite number of harmless tumours, says cancer expert

An Irish cancer expert insists there is still “clear justification” for breast screening, even though a study found that it resulted in one third of patients being treated for harmless tumours. A Danish study of women aged 50 to 69, found that one in

Irish Examiner