More News on the Breast Cancer Screening Front
Everyone should support breast cancer screening, right? After all, these are medical tests that can save lives. Or do they? A new study out of the U.K. is suggesting otherwise.
The study, performed at the Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford, was no short affair—it spanned almost 40 years and included data painstakingly compiled since 1988.
The research team from Oxford looked at death certificates recorded since the National Health Services Breast Screening Programme started in 1988. When the researchers analyzed the numbers, they discovered that there was nothing that suggested a drop in deaths due to breast cancer screening.