False-positive mammograms have limited effect on anxiety

April 21, 2014 9:02 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women whose mammograms suggest possible breast cancer that is eventually ruled out experience slightly increased anxiety, but that doesn't necessarily affect their overall health, according to a new study.

What's more, the increased anxiety appears to dissipate within a year, write the researchers in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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