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Any cancer screening offers the benefits of early detection on one side versus the risks of overtreatment on the other. Patients need to be educated on the pros and cons of any type of screening, and should make the decision along with their doctor. Dr. Michael Barry, president of the Boston-based Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, recommends asking the following questions:Read the full-text article.
[The Boston Globe Daily Dose Blog] 1 Million Women 'Overdiagnosed' with Breast Cancer Due to Mammograms, Controversial Study Suggests
Others, however, defended the researchers' conclusions, saying the study verifies research data that's been published in other countries. "They just took a different way of looking at the likely benefits of mammographic screening and the overdiagnosis rate," said Dr. Michael Barry, president of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation.Read the full-text article.