According to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine, more than half of women who have an annual mammogram will receive a false positive over a decade’s worth of screenings. Researchers don’t recommend that women skip mammograms but that they should use this evidence and talk to their doctors about a plan.

Today’s news on breast cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


- According to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine, more than half of women who have an annual mammogram will receive a false positive over a decade’s worth of screenings. Researchers don’t recommend that women skip mammograms but that they should use this evidence and talk to their doctors about a plan.


- According to the National Cancer Institute, men are generally in their 60s and 70s when they’re diagnosed with breast cancer. And when they are diagnosed, the cancer is generally at a later stage than in women. The National Cancer Institute suggests that men who have a history of breast cancer in their family should receive regular screenings.


Compiled by GateHouse News Service