Find early or false positive

So the most recent news shows that a combination finds more breast cancers earlier BUT it has many more false positives.   Now I don’t know about anyone else but I have a significant degree of anxiety waiting for test results. That being said, I’d rather have a negative biopsy for a false positive than advanced cancer because we missed something.  Here’s hoping that the insurance companies will let this be a decision between doctor and patient.

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Using ultrasound in addition to mammography helped doctors spot significantly more breast cancers in high-risk women compared with mammograms alone, but it also resulted in four times as many false alarms, researchers said Tuesday.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/14/health/research/14ultrasound.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&adxnnlx=1210738726-FNrwz31hCfv+ugJ9bJfK0g

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