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Mammography False Alarms Linked with Later Tumor Risk

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  • In the US, the risk of having a false-positive test over 10 mammograms is a concerning 58 percent to 77 percent!
  • When a woman is told she may have breast cancer, it causes considerable anxiety and psychological distress
  • It's important to remember that getting a mammogram, if you choose to, is not the same as prevention, which is much better served via healthy lifestyle choices

By Dr. Mercola

One of the reasons why you must carefully consider the decision to have a mammogram is due to their high rate of false positives. A false positive occurs when a mammogram suggests a woman has cancer when none actually exists.

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