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.