The Oversimplification of Early Detection: Screening Mammography and Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis

March 2013

This webinar was hosted by: 

  • Tracy Weitz, BCAction Board Chair and Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), University of California, San Francisco
  • H. Gilbert Welch, MD, Professor of Medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Research and co-author of the study “Effect of Three Decades of Screening Mammography on Breast Cancer Incidence.”

The webinar:

  • Deconstructed the “early detection saves lives” mantra
  • Analyzed the benefits and harms of mammography
  • Explained the effect three decades of screening mammography has had on breast cancer incidence
  • Helped to translate the science around overdiagnosis and overtreatment related to mammography
  • Discussed what all this information means for you

BCAction believes that all women should have information about the risks and benefits of breast cancer screening technologies in order to make their own decision about breast cancer screening.

 

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