We've Gotten a Little Too Good at Finding Breast Cancer

For years, it has been hammered into our brains that the best way to prevent deaths from breast cancer was to find it as early as possible and treat it right away. That led to a set of recommendations for routine mammography screenings, and that in turn led to a lot of breast cancer being discovered while it was still… » 4/03/12 11:15am 4/03/12 11:15am

Study: Mammograms May Lead To Overtreatment Of Harmless Cancers

According to a new study, as many as one in three cancers found by mammograms would have regressed on their own, without treatment. Some doctors recommend doing mammograms less often, or paying less attention to minor abnormalities. [LA Times] » 8/17/09 10:40am 8/17/09 10:40am