Navigation Links
False-positive mammograms associated with anxiety, willingness for future screening

Bottom Line: Mammograms with false-positive results were associated with increased short-term anxiety for women, and more women with false-positive results reported that they were more likely to undergo future breast cancer screening.

Author: Anna N.A. Tosteson, Sc.D., of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, N.H., and colleagues.

Background: A portion of women who undergo routine mammogram screening will experience false-positive results and require further evaluation to rule out breast cancer.

How the Study Was Conducted: The authors report quality-of-life (QoL) results from the Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST). The telephone survey was conducted shortly after screening at 22 sites and 1,226 randomly selected women with positive and negative mammogram results were enrolled. Follow-up interviews were obtained from 1,028 of the women (534 with negative results, 494 with false-positive results).

Results: Among women with a false-positive mammogram, 50.6 percent reported anxiety as moderate or higher and as extreme by 4.6 percent. But that did not affect plans by women to undergo screening within the next two years. More women with false-positive results (25.7 percent) compared with women with negative results (14.2 percent) said they were "more likely" to undergo future breast cancer screening.

Discussion: "Our finding of time-limited harm after false-positive screening mammograms is relevant for clinicians who counsel women on mammographic screening and for screening guideline development groups."


Contact: Linda Kennedy
The JAMA Network Journals

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. False-Positive Mammogram Results May Turn Out Not to Be: Study
2. False-Positive Mammograms Can Trigger Long-Term Distress
3. New sugar-test to reduce false-positive cancer diagnoses
4. Routine mammograms may result in significant overdiagnosis of invasive breast cancer
5. Here Are the Women Who Need Mammograms in Their 40s: Study
6. No family history not a good reason for women 40-49 to stop yearly screening mammograms
7. Mammograms Beat Thermography for Breast Cancer Detection: Study
8. US mammograms decline after task force recommendation, Mayo Clinic finds
9. Mammograms Have Limited or No Effect on Breast Cancer Deaths: Study
10. Breast Cancer Charity Overstates Value of Mammograms: Researchers
11. Mammograms Do Not Prevent Advanced Breast Cancer, Study Suggests
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... VVA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... motto of progress through sharing, the 2016 Building Better Radiology Marketing ... The conference will begin on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Caesars Palace in ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The moment you stop improving is the ... the needs of advisers and clients but going above and beyond to find ... service. However, there's always room for improvement, which is why the entire Consulting ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... the largest, most successful and prominent nonprofit healthcare organizations in the country. They ... involvement with various organizations, and helped advance the healthcare industry as a whole ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Indosoft ... announces the incorporation of Asterisk 11 LTS (Long Term Support) into its Q-Suite ... LTS brings Q-Suite 5.10 up-to-date with a version of Asterisk that will receive ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ON (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... of a real-time eReferral system for diagnostic imaging in the Waterloo region. Using ... BMD and Nuclear Medicine tests directly from their electronic medical record (EMR) without ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... -- Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI ) today ... Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc. (KU), the U.S. specialty ... S.A. (Euronext: UCB). --> ... UCB for total consideration of approximately US$1.23 billion, ... capital adjustment, a deduction of certain reimbursable amounts ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 Un nuevo enfoque combina ... el cáncer avanzado.   --> Un ... de Bremachlorin para el cáncer avanzado.   ... con la terapia fotodinámica de Bremachlorin para el cáncer ... --> Clinical Cancer Research . --> ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 --> --> ... to find optimal contrast weighting of MRI for patients ... signed a research agreement with SyntheticMR in order to use ... it is possible to generate multiple contrast images from a ... has left, thus making it possible to both fine tune ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: