The ’Angelina Jolie effect’ and the downside of mammography

The ’Angelina Jolie effect’ and the downside of mammography

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A new study on mammograms is churning up discussions on whether breast cancer screening may lead to overdiagnosis and subsequent treatment deemed as unnecessary for the patient.
20 Oct 2016 - General
I totally agree with you Marinelle Castro There is no doubt that mammogram has helped a lot to understand the breast cancer better and provided us with an affordable quick test to give at least simple idea about any abnormalities. The debate here is actually about screening mammography, not diagnostic mammography. Diagnostic mammography is indeed a useful tool. The mentioned study concluded that there’s no poin...
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I think this whole issue about the benefit of mammograms vary from once place to another. Interpretation of any radiographic image (not exclusive to mammograms) is subject to interobserver variability, and other confounding factors. In order to establish the institutional utility of mammograms for breast cancer detection and its effect of morbidity and mortality rates, it is useful to determine the false positive and the false negative detection rate of every institution. It will also be favorab...
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