Many Women Skip Mammograms After False-Positive Result

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But imaging experts stress that doing so may raise risk for actual breast cancer


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Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:27 AM

Yes, because a false positive that results in treatment could kill or marr you, pointlessly. Bathing any inflamed tissue(lumps) in the breast in focused, high frequency radiation, which is what a mammogram does, could make that tissue cancerous. 

If you charge for expensive tests, they should work, overtesting and overdiagnosis, which occur from profit driven business models with low to no regard for the damage they're doing; and in fact have a vested interest in creating more patients; are the reason people stay away from your clinics. No amount of PR will change that. Hope this helps.

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