Infographic: Does Early Breast Cancer Detection Save Lives?

Monday, April 14th, 2014
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

An extensive study of mammograms found that they do not decrease breast cancer death rates, and they increase over-diagnosis, according to a new infographic from based on a Canadian study.

Consequences to misdiagnosis include unnecessary radiation, surgery and chemotherapy that come with high costs. The average cost of treating early stages of breast cancer is $22,000, according to the infographic. This infographic also includes the history and statistics of mammograms and early detection.

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