Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of 'Overdiagnosis' Risk

February 19, 2015 7:00 PM

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THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Educating women about the possibility of "overdiagnosis" from mammography screening may make some of them less likely to get the test, a new study says.

"The take-home message needs to be that women should be informed, not only of the benefits of mammography, but also of the shortcomings of the test," said Dr. Stephanie Bernik, chief of surgical oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

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