Ask Dr. Marie: Mammograms Not Always a Good Idea

Two recent studies remind me that frequent and early screening mammograms may not always (emphasis on "not always") be a good idea. The first study in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at women who received chest radiation as a child and found that only about half of the women had a screening mammogram within the previous two years, despite evidence that their exposure to radiation as children may increase their risk of breast cancer. The article's headline seemed to...Full Story
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