New Research On The Value Of Mammograms

New Research On The Value Of Mammograms

New research based on 25 years of data concludes routine mammograms do not reduce a woman's chance of dying of breast cancer. Understanding risks and benefits of regular mammograms.

According to recently published research, annual mammogram screenings for women aged 40 through 59 lead to more diagnoses of breast cancer, but the screenings do not reduce breast cancer deaths. The research tracked nearly 90,000 women for 25 years. The study adds to the debate already underway over the benefits of yearly mammograms. Some say routine screening is leading to unnecessary call-backs, biopsies and even in some cases, unneeded cancer treatments. Diane and her guests discuss the value of annual mammograms.

Guests

Dr. Daniel Kopans

professor of radiology, Harvard Medical School.

Shannon Brownlee

senior vice president, Lown Institute in Boston.

Dr. Anthony Miller

professor emeritus, Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Dr. Ranit Mishori

associate professor of family medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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