Posts Tagged "mamogram"

Over 7,000 women a year get false breast cancer

Posted on Feb 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

From The Times January 19, 2010 David Rose, Health Correspondent Thousands of women who attend routine breast screening checks are wrongly told that they have life-threatening cancer and undergo unnecessary treatment each year, researchers claim today. An independent scientific review of the NHS breast screening programme accuses the Government of providing misleading propaganda to persuade women of the benefits of screening, without mentioning the drawbacks. Ministers, health charities and the majority of doctors encourage women to have regular mammograms in middle age on the basis of...

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