‘Study draws useful borstkankeroperatie in doubt’

‘Study draws useful borstkankeroperatie in doubt’

A Danish study attracts the usefulness of borstkankeroperaties in doubt in incipient tumors. Screenings would tumours found that are so slow-growing that they are essentially innocent.

This study Monday published in Annals of Internal Medicine. This was the recorded data from Danish women from 35 to 84 years who in the years 1980 to 2010 are diagnosed with breast cancer were investigated.

“The study shows that women who believe that their life was saved by a mammogram, actually harmed. This was due to the fact studies have led to surgery, radiation, and even chemotherapy that is not necessary would have been,” says Dr. Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society. This doctor did not participate in the study but did however make statements about.

“Researchers increasingly acknowledge that not all forms of breast cancer, the same risk, even if they are under the microscope look the same,” explains Brawley. “Some tumors turn into deadly monsters, while others stop growing or even shrink.”

“By all types of cancer to treat, we see, we save certain lives. But we “cure” women that do not heal need to be.”


The American College of Radiology recognizes that mammograms can lead to unnecessary treatments but suggests that this is less frequent than the Danish study suggests. Dr. Debra Monticciolo of the American College or Radiology says that these studies women only but confused leave. In addition, she says that other studies show that the number of women to unnecessary surgery is only about 2.3 percent.

Fran Visco, president of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, says that unnecessary treatment is the health of a woman is in danger can bring. It can damage the heart and even new forms of cause cancer. Women would, in its opinion, should be informed of these possible consequences.

Although mammograms are not all of the tumors found, reduce the risk of death from breast cancer by 25 to 31 percent in women aged 40 to 69 years, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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