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False-Positive Mammogram Results May Turn Out Not to Be: Study
Date:4/6/2012

rther testing. That is a mistake, she tells them.

"Women can't rely on the fact they had a false-positive test in the past to forgo additional studies going forward," Bernik said. "You have to treat each new finding as its own entity."

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To learn more about mammograms and false-positive results, visit the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

SOURCES: My von Euler-Chelpin, Ph.D., associate professor, epidemiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Stephanie Bernik, M.D., chair, surgical oncology, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; April 5, 2012, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, online


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