false-positive findings

Say you're a woman having a screening mammogram and the radiologist finds something suspicious. But it turns out to be a so-called "false-positive," and not any type of cancer. So you're off the hook. Right? Maybe not, because a new study says that result might have implications for developing cancer at a later time.
The usefulness and guidelines for screening mammography have been hotly debated for years. Some have questioned whether the technique finds too many lesions that would not progress to threaten a woman s life,