Multi-institute study finds high rate of false-positives with annual mammogram:

Multi-institute study finds high rate of false-positives with annual mammogram:   NCI Cancer Center News During a decade of receiving mammograms, more than half of cancer-free women will be among those summoned back for more testing because of false-positive results, and about one in 12 will be referred for a biopsy. A new study delving … Continue reading “Multi-institute study finds high rate of false-positives with annual mammogram:”

Multi-institute study finds high rate of false-positives with annual mammogram:

 

NCI Cancer Center News

During a decade of receiving mammograms, more than half of cancer-free women will be among those summoned back for more testing because of false-positive results, and about one in 12 will be referred for a biopsy. A new study delving into false-positives in mammography looked at nearly 170,000 women between the ages of 40 and 59 from seven regions around the United States, and almost 4,500 women with invasive breast cancer.

An additional report – also to be published in the Annals of Internal Medicine – for the first time in the United States examines the accuracy of film mammography against digital, which has increasingly replaced older film screening. The researchers found that overall cancer detection rates were similar for both methods. However, digital screening may be better for women between the ages of 40 and 49 who are more likely to have extremely dense breasts associated with lower cancer detection. The study also found new evidence that digital mammography is better at detecting estrogen receptor-negative tumors, particularly in women aged 40 to 49 years.

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Author: Joe Lovrek

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