Study: False positive mammograms can cause long-term distress

03/26/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Women with false-positive findings on their mammograms had negative changes in measures of psychosocial functioning six months after being declared cancer-free to the same extent as women found to have breast cancer, according to a Danish study in The Annals of Family Medicine. After three years, the women who had false-positive results continued to display higher levels of distress than women who had normal findings.

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