Archive for Tag: Overdiagnosed Cancer

Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis Remains Widespread: Women Routinely Subjected To Unnecessary Chemo And Radiation

Health experts are becoming increasingly concerned about the problem of breast cancer overdiagnosis: Women who, because of mammogram recommendations, are subjected to excruciating surgery, radiation or chemotherapy to treat cancers that never would have become dangerous, and which they never would have known about if not for the mammogram....

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The Benefits And Harms Of Breast Cancer Screening: An Independent Review

Whether breast cancer screening does more harm than good has been debated extensively. The main questions are how large the benefit of screening is in terms of reduced breast cancer mortality and how substantial the harm is in terms of overdiagnosis, which is defined as cancers detected at screening...

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