False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study: WEDNESDAY.

‘It is well known that false-positive results about a mammogram or ultrasound could cause anxiety and distress,’ said Dr. Stephanie Bernik, chief of medical oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital in NEW YORK. Unfortunately, she added, women are in a hardcore place because ‘at the current time, these tests will be the best solutions to detecting tumor at a youthful stage, when treatment could be less aggressive.’ The scholarly study was led by Anetta Bolejko of Skane University Medical center in Malmo, Sweden. It included 399 Swedish females who had abnormal results on a screening mammogram but were found to be breast cancer-free after further checks.Kimberly Thompson, Associate Professor of Risk Decision and Analysis Science at HSPH, and Radboud Duintjer Tebbens, a extensive analysis associate at HSPH, used a mathematical model to demonstrate the importance of maintaining and increasing the immunization intensity in currently endemic areas. Immunization intensity is an indication of the known degree of vaccination effort aimed at increasing population immunity. The authors claim that even a relatively small reduction in strength of immunization could lead to relatively large outbreaks.