Cancer is the worst. And, maybe thanks to Movember and pink consumer goods, we're all extremely aware. Too aware. Because we've gotten it drilled into our heads to always get tested, patients are ignoring the risks of unnecessary cancer screenings, says the New York Times. Low-risk patients often get false positives, leading to dangerous and wasteful misapplications of radiation and chemotherapy.
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There are four different sets of guidelines on when you should start getting mammograms and how often you need them -- and they disagree with each other. A tool called Breast Screening Decisions can help low-risk women figure out what schedule is best.