More than 7,000 British women are misdiagnosed with breast cancer each year.
More than 7,000 British women are misdiagnosed with breast cancer each year
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The UK Department of He alth has introduced a program to regularly screen women aged 50 to 69 for breast tumors. It is claimed that the constant scanning of the mammary glands saves one and a half thousand lives a year. However, an independent study has shown that there is no objective evidence for this.
The country has indeed improved the survival rate of women diagnosed with breast cancer. But this is primarily due to the introduction of new methods of treatment, not diagnostics. This is stated in the report of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, located in Copenhagen.
According to the program of the British Ministry of He alth, women aged 50 to 69 undergo mammograms every three years at the expense of the state. Critics of the program argue that women have little idea of the dangers of such procedures, during which they are exposed to radioactive rays. Worse than that, many thousands of women are being mistreated for diseases they don't have or for so-called "dormant" tumors that will never develop into full-fledged cancer.