False positive ‘mammogram’ results can be misleading!

Getting a positive mammogram result, then learning on follow-up that nothing is really wrong is good news  but a false positive mammogram has a dangerous downside. It may reduce the likelihood that a woman returns for later screenings, increasing her risk for a late-stage cancer.

Researchers found after studying numerous cases that women with a true negative screen returned within three years for another screening than those with a false positive.

Doctors opined that though getting a false positive can be a traumatic experience it should not deter women getting back for regular screening.

Early detection results in improved survival.

The Deccan Herald


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