Mammography Screening Debate Reignites

In contradictory reports, the authors of three papers in Radiology spark renewed debate over the practice of radiological screenings for breast cancer.

3 comments on "Mammography Screening Debate Reignites"
John D. Keen MD (9/7/2011 at 8:57 AM)

Dr. Destounis: Please read our article more carefully in Radiology. You are misrepresenting our position. Overdiagnosis turns healthy women into cancer patients, because all detected cancers are treated. We are not advocating watchful waiting as you imply-we advocate that women be told the truth about the problem of overdiagnosis. Let us have an honest debate. John D. Keen, MD
mbrandt2977 (8/29/2011 at 2:27 PM)

My mother was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer through a mamogram that was clear last year. The cancer is the size of a pea and would not have been felt until it is much more advanced. At 45, I will continue to get my annual mammogram!
linda (8/29/2011 at 9:16 AM)

As a 13 year breast cancer survivor I attribute my survival to early detection and mammography. Many of the women in my Breast Cancer Support group would not have survived if mammograms were not available. I believe the benefit far outweighs the risk. Ask any of us who have survived the horrible disease.


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