According to a new Danish study, ONE in three women with breast cancer- detected by a mammogram- is treated unnecessarily because screening tests found tumors that are so slow-growing they’re essentially harmless. As you can imagine, this study has reignited the debate about the value of mammograms in early detection.
“The American College of Radiology, which strongly supports breast cancer screenings, acknowledges that mammograms lead some women to be treated unnecessarily, but said the problem is much less common than the new study suggests.Another study from Denmark — whose national health program keeps detailed records — estimated the overdiagnosis rates at only 2.3 percent.”
- The American College of Radiology recommends annual mammograms beginning at age 40 (even though mammograms notoriously diagnose false positives in women under 40).
- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women get mammograms every other year beginning at age 50, especially given that breast cancer risk rises with age.
- The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms from the ages of 45 to 54, followed by screenings every other year after that.
If even THEY can’t agree, why should we trust them so blindly? I know I don’t. Do you? What if there was a safer way? Have you heard about thermography? Here are some articles you might find helpful as you make a decision:
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