Mental Distress Common For Women Whose Mammogram Falsely Suggests They Have Breast Cancer

HealthDay (8/27, Preidt) reports that investigators “say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer.” The study, which included “nearly 400 such cases found that 88 percent of the women said they felt a sense of dejection, such as being uneasy, sad or unable to cope; 83 percent reported anxiety; 67 percent said they had behavioral changes, such as trouble dealing with spare time or work; and 53 percent suffered sleeping problems.” The findings were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Related Links:

— “False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, August 25, 2015.

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