Suspicions of a cancer or any serious illness should not be communicated unless it is confirmed as it can cause more harm and the harms can persist for years.
A prospective cohort study reveals that negative psychological consequences of false-positive findings on screening mammography may persist for at least three years after the initial diagnosis. Women with false-positive findings had similar psychosocial outcomes to those diagnosed with breast cancer at 6 months. At 6 months, psychological testing showed that women who received false-positive results remained as upset as women who had breast cancer.
Three years after the false mammography results, women still exhibited greater psychosocial consequences compared with women who had normal mammograms Dr John Brodersen and Dr Volkert Dirk Siersma, PhD, of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark wrote in an article published in Annals of Family Medicine.
The reported frequency of false-positive mammography results ranges from 20% to 60% in the U.S. and Europe, said Dr Anita Kant senior Gynecologist at Fardidabad.
About HCFI : The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on” Hands only CPR” of 75187 people since 1st November 2012.
The CPR 10 Mantra is – “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10x10 i.e. 100 per minute.”
Dr K K Aggarwal
Dr K K Aggarwal