To Screen Or Not To Screen For Breast Cancer

News — By on April 3, 2009 at 2:00 am

Women are often told that mammography saves lives. But rarely is the question asked, ‘how often?’ Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, set out to examine how often this life-saving event occurs. Unrealistic expectations may influence a woman’s decision whether or not to participate in screening mammography. Over 90% of women think that ‘early detection saves lives’. John D Keen and James E Keen, of the John H.

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