Mammograms -Who Needs Them?
Excerpt from Breast Cancer? Breast Health!
By Susun S. Weed
Is there a less risky way to participate in screening mam-mography?
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as well as
the national health plans of England, Holland, Italy, and Sweden, recommend
screening mammography no more than every two years and only after menopause.
Several studies show no advantage to yearly mammograms. Once every two
or three years confers the same decrease in five-year mortality, with
less radiation hazard to individuals and society, and at far less cost.
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Mammograms - Who needs
can't tell if there's cancer.
don't replace breast self-exams.
screening increases risk of breast cancer mortality in premenopausal
Why I haven't
had a baseline mammogram.
mammograms lead to overtreatment.
mammograms don't increase your chances of being cured . . . or of surviving
don't find cancer before it metastasizes.
mammograms life saving for women over 55?
screening mammograms aren't cost effective to society nor are they safe
a less risky way to participate in screening mam-mography?
distract us from the need for societal commitment to true prevention.
other ways to find early-stage breast cancers?
don't promote breast health.
Decide to Have a Mammogram.
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