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HOW A FALSE ALARM AFFECTS FUTURE CANCER SCREENINGS

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer[1] scare could increase the chances that you'll be diligent about recommended screenings in the future, a new study finds.

People who got a false-positive result on a breast or prostate cancer screening[2] test were more likely to adhere to screening guidelines for breast cancer[3] and colon cancer[4] going forward, researchers found.

False-positive findings are initial results that suggest cancer[5] but eventually turn out to be wrong.

These scares are common. They affect about half of women who get annual mammograms; almost one-quarter of those who get regular stool[6] tests for colon cancer[7]; and 10 to 12 percent of men who have regular

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