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An international panel of doctors has decided that a type of tumor that was classified as a cancer is not a cancer at all, in this report from The New York Times: As a result, they have officially downgraded the … Continue reading

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Dr. Laura J. Esserman, a breast cancer surgeon at the University of California, San Francisco, is among the most vocal proponents of the idea that breast cancer screening brings with it overdiagnosis and overtreatment, in this report from the New … Continue reading

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Each year about 60,000 American women are told they have D.C.I.S., a cluster of cancer cells limited to the milk duct, which may eventually spread. D.C.I.S. used to be rare, but widespread mammography has led to the discovery of more … Continue reading

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