1.3 million overdiagnosed for breast cancer in US: study (via AFP)

More than a million US women have received unnecessary and invasive cancer treatments over the last 30 years, thanks to routine mammograms that detected harmless tumors, scientists said. The results throw new doubt over the effectiveness of an already controversial cancer screening tool that is aimed…



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  1. Steph November 23, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Interesting. Probably same with pap smears, but I guess medicine is big business.

    That is, getting a yearly screening probably not necessary, but it does put money into the health system.

  2. ShannonLeee November 23, 2012 at 8:45 am

    We better analysis tools… this was published 7 years ago.. have to wonder where they are now

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1194905/