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Written by: Thomas Dworetzky , Contributing Reporter
A just-published study of breast cancer data has raised the issue of overdiagnosis from mammography screening – and puts tumor size squarely in the middle of the debate.
That’s because many “small breast cancers have an excellent prognosis because they are inherently slow-growing,” according to Yale Cancer Center experts in a June 8th New England Journal of Medicine report, which weighed in on the benefits of breast cancer early detection.
Frequently these smaller tumors come from slow-growing cancers that may not become an issue during a patient’s lifetime, they noted. [Read More…]