Overdiagnosis (detecting cancers that would never become life-threatening or cause symptoms), accounts for nearly one-third of newly diagnosed breast cancers (more than 70,000 women) according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Check out this article published in the NY Daily News, Nov 12, 2012:
1.3 million overdiagnosed for breast cancer in US
And if you feel like reading more on the subject:
Cancer Survivor or Victim of Overdiagnosis?
Thank you Archie Bleyer, M.D., and H. Gilbert Welch, M.D., M.P.H. for enlightening us with your article: “Effect of Three Decades of Screening Mammography on Breast-Cancer Incidence.”
H. Gilbert Welch is a professor of medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and an author of “Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health.”
Thanks to Breast Cancer Action (www.bcaction.org) for hosting an informative webinar regarding this important subject today!
About Donna Pinto
I am originally from New Jersey and moved to Los Angeles with my family at age 12. After graduating from San Diego State University with a BA in Journalism, I had a short-stint in magazine advertising sales before landing my "dream job" with Club Med. For two years I worked at resorts in Mexico, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Colorado. My husband Glenn & I met in Ixtapa, Mexico and we embarked on a two year honeymoon around the world. This was also a research project for a book we wrote called "When The Travel Bug Bites: Creative Ways to Earn, Save and Stay Abroad." I am also the author of a quote book for new graduates -- "Cheatnotes on Life: Lessons From The Classroom of Life." In 1997, we settled in San Diego and I was blessed to work part-time from home for non-profit organizations while raising our two boys. In 2010, a DCIS diagnosis changed my life. DCIS 411 is the culmination of my on-going journey and discoveries.
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Thanks for sharing. Glad to see there are finally people coming out with the story of over diagnosis of DCIS!