Navigation Links
Mammograms Detect Non Progressive Cancer

Swedish researchers said that mammograms were able to detect non progressive breast cancer that would never have needed treatment. Some previous studies// show that 54% of the mammograms detect such breast cancers but others say that the rate is about 1% only. But the present study is based on the direct observations.

Dr. Sophia Zackrisson, a radiologist from the Epidemiological Research Group, at Malmo University Hospital said that about 1 in 10 breast cancers detected by screening mammography are over-diagnosed meaning that in the absence of screening, the tumor would never have given any symptoms in its host.

Zackrisson said when compared to the number of lives saved by screening and other costs and benefits this level of over-diagnosis is lower. The study report was published in the British Medical Journal.

In the study, Zackrisson and her colleagues studied about 42,283 women between 45 and 69 years of age. During the trial, the researchers analyzed the rate of over-diagnosis of breast cancer. The women's health outcomes were tracked until December 2001, 15 years after the trial ended. They found that the rate of over-diagnosis of breast cancer was 10 percent in women screened when they were 55 to 69 years old, compared with women who were not screened.

Zackrisson said that one has to know more about the biologic characteristics of these tumors and doctors have to go on with the same treatment for all tumors.

Robert Smith, the director of cancer screening at the American Cancer Society said that the method used to determine the rate of over-diagnosis was faulty as it mixes women who were screened with those who did not undergo any screening.

Smith believes that women should definitely get regular mammograms as most breast cancers are life-threatening. He said that early detection of breast cancers especially if found before they spread to the lymph nodes are curable. Smith said that a small risk of being diagnosed with a non-progressive cancer is trivial to being diagnosed with a progressive cancer.

Smith said that the problem does not lie with the diagnosis part but with the over treatment.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Mammograms Reduce Risk of Dying
2. Mammograms better than self-exam
3. Accuracy of Mammograms
4. Frequent Mammograms Can Decreases The Risk of Death
5. Mammograms The Best In Detecting Breast Cancer
6. Older Women Have Fewer Mammograms Than is Reported
7. Studies Report Mammograms Unsafe
8. Mammograms in Queensland Reviewed
9. Women Do Not Have Access To Free Mammograms
10. Mammograms Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, But Increase Overdiagnosis
11. Use of Mammograms in Men
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the leading ... as a fiber transport provider. IFN provided Lake City Bank with network services ... , “IFN provides fiber transport to Lake City Bank, which includes protected ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Today Omega Institute, a leading destination for yoga education in ... opportunities in the growing field of yoga therapy . Yoga therapy adapts ... specific health issues—including injuries, illnesses, and temporary or chronic health conditions. , “Yoga therapy ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Afrimesure specializes ... medical and pharmaceutical, to food and HVAC facilities. Their knowledgeable staff also takes ... , For medical applications, Afrimesure offers a variety of MadgeTech systems available for ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... Pittsburgh, Pa. (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... announced today that Carol Reichbaum, M.S.L., M.S.P.A., of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate ... , The Fellowship will enable Ms. Reichbaum and 24 other advocates from around the ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Researchers from SUNY State College of Optometry ... work on visual evoked potential and human attention. The article, VEP and Human ... Diopsys® NOVA™ ERG and VEP Vision Testing System (Diopsys, Inc., Pine Brook, NJ) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Een app die ... zij collectief patiënten kunnen behandelen, hun kennis kunnen delen ... achter de nieuwe en revolutionaire MDLinking App, ontwikkeld door ... vaatchirurg dr. Hans Flu en oncologisch chirurg dr. ... beschikbaar is, wordt op dinsdag 24 mei officieel gepresenteerd ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... May 23, 2016 Transparency Market ... Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, ... According to the report, the exocrine pancreatic insufficiency market ... from 2015 to 2023 to reach US$2.85 Bn by ... condition characterized by the deficiency of the exocrine pancreatic ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Non-invasive diagnostic test ... multiple diseases; ,Technology to be presented at Yissum’s booth, ... Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem ... agreement with Aurum Ventures MKI, the technology investment arm of ... new diagnostic approach for early detection of multiple diseases ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: