Breast Cancer Screening: What Would a Doctor Do?

 

Breast Cancer Screening What Would a Doctor DoBreast Cancer Screening is the best way to detect the disease an early stage. However, not everyone shares this view.  Some feels that breast cancer screening has resulted in unnecessary surgeries.  Read the interesting article below.  Most cancer specialists still believe in routine mammograms.

“Getting a routine mammogram may seem like a no-brainer for women in a country that has the highest incidences of breast cancer in the world. After all, it’s common knowledge that these X-rays can help detect the disease early on and treat it before it becomes life-threatening, right?

Not always. According to a growing body of research from respected medical quarters, breast cancer screening is far from foolproof. Indeed, some dissenters argue that screening harms as many women as it saves, a controversial view that has sparked what some commentators dub ‘the mammogram wars’.

A plethora of studies over the last 12 years have shown that screening leads to over-diagnoses of breast cancer and more unnecessary surgical treatment of cancers that would have never killed women. Screening is also becoming less effective because more cancers can be treated with drugs, even if they are picked up later.”

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Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris was born in Europe but has lived in the US for many years. He attended college both in Europe and the US and completed medical school at the University of Texas. Residency and fellowship in oncology was completed at Baylor. Read More...
Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton