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What Really Causes Cancer

Most people think that DNA damage is what causes a cell to be cancerous. While…

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Addressing the pain and anxiety caused by mammograms: Senographe PristinaTM The best chance of early detection of breast cancer is a mammogram. But for many women the number one reason they don´t schedule a mammogram is because of the fear and anxiety from the potential result and exam discomfo

from EverydayHealth.com

The Risk — and Toll — of False-Positive Results

Routine tests for various conditions can often result in false-positives, raising questions about when screening is really necessary, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports. The risk of false-positive mammogram results, for example, is 61%. What do you think about this?

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Millions of women undergo them annually, but few are even remotely aware of just how many dangers they are exposing themselves to in the name of prevention, not the least of which are misdiagnosis, overdiagnosis and the promotion of breast cancer itself.

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A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Center has found that more frequent mammography results in dramatically increased rates of false positives and unnecessary biopsies.

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For more information on mammograms and breast cancer, go here: http://nhne-pulse.org/resource_pages/bras-mammograms-breast-cancer/

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from TODAY.com

Which cancer screenings do you need? Doctors on 5 most important

Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated, with evolving guidelines that sometimes conflict.