cancer

Study: More False Alarms with Annual Mammograms
A new study supports getting mammograms every other year instead of annually. It finds that more than 60 percent of women who get tested each year for a decade will be called back at least once for extra tests that turn out not to show breast cancer. Screening every other year, as a government task …
Pap Remains Best Test for Cervical Cancer
There’s more news on cancer screening tests — this time for women. Scientists advising the government say a Pap test is a good way to screen young and middle-aged women for cervical cancer, and it’s only needed once every three years. But they say there is not enough evidence ye…