Screening study not helpful: societies

Canadian cancer societies are concerned women are being sent mixed signals by a Harvard study suggesting routine breast cancer screenings can cause more harm than good because women are being overdiagnosed with diseases that will not cause any symptoms or death during their lifetime.
Dr. Linda Warren, a clinical professor in the department of radiology at UBC, says Canadian mortality rates have declined approximately 35 per cent since the mid 1980s because of early detection devices. Until all cancers have been identified, Warren believes overdiagnosis should not be considered an issue.

Vancouver Sun, Wed Apr 4 2012, Page: B5, By: Gabrielle Tieman, Link to full text