Letters: Mar. 11, 2002

The New Thinking on Breast Cancer

"Early detection is still the best preventive measure, and that means yearly mammograms, even in women younger than 50." RICHARD B. REILING, M.D. Columbus, Ohio

Bravo to Christine Gorman for her comprehensive article on breast cancer [MEDICINE, Feb. 18]! She certainly did her homework. I can substantiate the text of her entire article with research I did on the disease. It's a relief to know that many other women are certain to benefit from her conscientious effort. JOANNE TOMARCHIO Coconut Grove, Fla.

I had my first mammogram at age 62 and another a year later....

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