ICYMI: October 14, 2016

Published on October 14, 2016

Updated on November 1, 2019

ICYMI: October 14, 2016


Feature Story

Do You Need Extra Screening For Breast Cancer? The Picture Is Blurry

FRIDAY, October 7, 2016 (NPR)–Mammography can prevent deaths from breast cancer, but it’s not a perfect test.

It misses some cancers, especially in women with dense breast tissue, and flags abnormalities for follow-up tests that turn out to be benign, among other issues. So there’s a lot of interest in additional tests that might make screening more accurate in women who have dense breasts.

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