Do we no longer need breast cancer screening?

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the world. However, advances in disease management have significantly reduced mortality rates. With increasing medical coverage, breast cancer screening may have lost its luster. A new study finds that the benefits of these screenings are no longer proportionate to the costs of overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

“The positive effect of screening is currently diminishing because cancer treatment is improving. In the last 25 years, the death rate from breast cancer has practically halved,” said Henrik Støvring, author of the study published in the European Journal of Public Health.

The study looked at 10,580 breast cancer deaths in Norwegian women between the ages of 50 and 75. Do we no longer need breast cancer screening?

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