Why it is Time to End Routine Mammograms

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2015

In a commentary by Eric Topol, MD, in May of 2015 in WebMD, he stated that there is more harm than good for screening mammography...and Vicki and I agree! He reported that all evidence from 1960-2014 for 10,000 women screened annually for 10 years, there are only 5 deaths. However, there were more than 6100 false positive tests that led to additional imaging and biopsy and represents a 61% false positive rate. This also came at a cost of an extra $4 billion per year and considerable over-diagnosis and over-treatment! 

It is time to find a better screening test for breast cancer for women at any age. Perhaps it is time for our radiologists to look into doing breast thermography.




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