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I just read that mammograms can actually cause cancer. Is that true, doc?
September 14, 2012
Juan Pablo González
Queen Vic of Snarktonia
Tamara J. B.
4 other people
"In fact, a new study just presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), concludes the low-dose radiation from annual mammography screening significantly increases breast cancer risk in women with a genetic or familial predisposition to breast cancer."
It's radiation. But, at least for now, the risk of missing breast cancer without screening still seems worse than the risk of getting cancer from mammograms, so I still recommend them. But this may be a good reason to go with the new USPSTF guidelines to start at 50 instead of 40, unless you have a family history. -
Ah okay, thanks. And what do you make of thermography? -
I don't think there's enough data. Someone will need to do a study with regards to thermography -
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