Are Mammograms Bad For Your Health?

A report that they raise cancer risks for some women is premature

TAKEN AT FACE VALUE, THE LEAKS DESCRIBING A major medical study last week were profoundly disturbing. It's already known that about 1 in 9 American women will develop breast cancer during her life. Now, said the report, it turns out that women ages 40 to 49 who get routine mammograms to detect early breast cancer are actually more likely to die from the disease than those who avoid the tests. Most experts currently believe it's the other way around, and many doctors have long urged women in that age group to have a mammogram every year or two. If the evidence...

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