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:
And if you feel like reading more on the subject:
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!