16 Jan '12, 2pm

New study: Breast cancer is 'over diagnosed'

New study: Breast cancer is 'over diagnosed'

The study, which was published in the Medical Journal of Australia , was conducted by breast cancer researchers Robin Bell and Robert Burton. The two scientists found that for every 2,000 women who underwent breast cancer screening via Australia's publicly funded BreastScreen program over a 10-year period, one would have her life prolonged but 10 healthy women would be diagnosed as breast cancer patients and treated unnecessarily. They argued that a sizable percentage of certain cancers are "overdiagnosed."

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