1 The research unit for general practice, The Capital Region of Denmark
Cancer screening programs have the potential of intended beneficial effects, but they also inevitably have unintended harmful effects. In the case of screening mammography, the most frequent harm is a false-positive result. Prior efforts to measure their psychosocial consequences have been limited by short-term follow-up, the use of generic survey instruments, and the lack of a relevant benchmark-women with breast cancer.
Annals of Family Medicine, 2013, Vol 11, Issue 2, p. 106-15