Dr. Christiane Kuhl on the Overdiagnosis of Breast Cancer

October 30, 2015
Christiane Kuhl, MD

Christiane Kuhl, MD, Professor of Radiology and Vice Chairman of the Radiological department, Director of the Division of Oncologic Imaging and Interventional Therapy, Bonn University, talks about the over diagnosis of breast cancer through mammography screenings.

Christiane Kuhl, MD, Professor of Radiology and Vice Chairman of the Radiological department, Director of the Division of Oncologic Imaging and Interventional Therapy, Bonn University, talks about the over diagnosis of breast cancer through mammography screenings.

Kush says that over diagnoses occurs when low-grade DCIS or cancers which, even left untreated, will never progress to a life-threatening disease are treated. Kuhl adds the current estimate of breast cancer diagnoses that turn out to be non-life threatening forms of the disease is at least 10%.