As many Oregon women know, screening for breast cancer may help detect anomalies at an early stage. With proper and timely diagnosis, breast cancer treatment may have greater efficacy. There are several methods used to detect breast cancer, but recent reports indicate that one does not provide additional support.
Computer-aided-detection, approved for use in 1998, has come under fire recently. According to a researcher in Boston, the technology has no advantage over routinely-read mammograms. The researcher stressed that the annual cost of approximately $400 million is wasteful without supplying any benefit. The technology is currently used in about 90 percent of mammograms.