Slide 30. Breast Cancer Screening: Harms

Understanding the Methods Used by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in Developing Recommendations

Slide 30. Breast Cancer Screening: Harms

Breast Cancer Screening: Harms

  • Radiation exposure.
  • Pain during procedures.
  • Anxiety, distress, and other psychological responses.
  • False-positive and false-negative mammography results, additional imaging, and biopsies.

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Internet Citation: Slide 30. Breast Cancer Screening: Harms: Understanding the Methods Used by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in Developing Recommendations. August 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/ockt/kt/webinars/tfmethods/tfmethodsld30.html