Welcome to one of the most frustrating aspects of health care. There’s so much at stake, and yet so much emotional disagreement. Still, it’s important to note that there’s one thing that just about everyone agrees on: Mammograms are far from perfect, and overdiagnosis is a legitimate problem in cancer treatment. Even the most ardent defenders of mammograms (who are also usually people with some form of vested financial interest in the procedure) are forced to recognize that there is much room for improvement. This tells us we should at least be skeptical of mammography. If you care at all about health research, this debate is nothing new. http://henrybrooksstory.universitypunjabi.org/2017/01/21/updates-on-significant-criteria-of-interview-attireHealth experts have long thrown doubt on the efficacy of mammograms, pointing to a pile of studies that suggest they aren’t nearly as effective as we’d hope. One massive 2014 study reviewing almost 90,000 women ages 40 to 59 in the United Kingdom found no significant difference in cancer deaths between those that received mammograms and those that didn’t. Also, consider that while the United States recommends women receive mammograms way more frequently and at younger ages than women in Europe, we run in the middle of the pack among developed countries when it comes to mortality rates. hop over to these guysProponents of the procedure usually argue that it’s still good to be vigilant and that even if mammograms falsely detect dangerous cancers, it should be up to women to decide whether they want to endure the scary rounds of extra tests and biopsies just to be safe. A number of prominent health groups say that women should have regular screenings to detect cancer before age 60 and as early as 40 and Congress has agreed.
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