3-D Mammograms Identify More Cancers Than Previous Methods

New breakthrough promises to help in the fight to prevent breast cancer deaths.
1:30 | 06/25/14

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Now the breakthrough in the battle against breast cancer, a new study showing 3-d mammograms catch more cancers than traditional one opinions and CNN contributor Dr. Jennifer Ashton is here. You're excited, tell us about it. In the ongoing debate, we have to strike in favor of mammograms. I spoke to the lead author of the study funded by the company that makes the 3-d mammogram. There was a 41% increase in the detection of invasive cancers, and 15% fewer callbacks when they had 3-d versus 2-d alone. There's potentially more cost, potentially slightly more radiati radiation. And women should ask if the doctors are using the mammogram, are they using the low radiation. And need to ask, that's a key question. When you get those results, should all women get this? We're not there yet. Mri, mammogram, sonogram, they have a place, not all right for all women. And even this 3-d type can miss cancers that a sonogram could detect. It's an ongoing debate. Should be. The research is ongoing. It's a good thing. It's not a one size fits all. Thank you. And the big news from one of

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