Breast cancers detected by mammograms just go away sometimes say researchers
Mammograms are a source of controversy with their ability to detect tumors in the breast using a routine tool for screening. There are no indications of the fading of these controversies in the near future either.
There are times when lumps are found in the breasts which are not cancerous. But they do cause undue worry among patients and sometimes even result in invasive treatment as most of the times doctors and especially the women in question are not willing to take the risk of waiting.
A new find by researchers suggest now that there are certain cancers detected by the mammogram that just disappears on their own. In other words, they do not need any treatment.
Nov.24th saw a report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine wherein rates of occurrence of breast cancer in women who undergo regular screening and those who have gone in for only one screening in the past six year were compared by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health researchers.
It was found that breast cancer occurrence was higher in those who underwent screening on a regular basis as compared to those that who did not during the time frame. Researchers concluded from these studies that certain cancers just go away on their own even if not detected and treated.
According to the studies, there is a definitely possibility that certain breast cancer detected by mammography screening spontaneously regress if not meddled with over a period of time. These results add to the existing reservations on frequent mammogram screening.