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More than a half of women who don’t have breast cancer are told they do have the disease because of a false reading from a routine mammogram screening, new research has found.

 

Around 8 per cent of the women will also have an unnecessary biopsy – which can cause permanent scarring - before discovering that they never had breast cancer.

Researchers have discovered that around 61 per cent of women who have an annual mammogram test for detecting breast cancer will get a false-positive result – ‘detecting’ a cancer that isn’t there – at least once during 10 years of screening.

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