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What are the physical risks of mammography?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Radiation
The radiation exposure associated with mammography is very low yet not zero.
Therefore, it is best to avoid mammograms before age 40 unless there is a strong family history. Most importantly, the benefit of mammography--early breast cancer diagnosis--far outweighs these risks in appropriate women. Mammograms save lives.

In brief: Radiation
The radiation exposure associated with mammography is very low yet not zero.
Therefore, it is best to avoid mammograms before age 40 unless there is a strong family history. Most importantly, the benefit of mammography--early breast cancer diagnosis--far outweighs these risks in appropriate women. Mammograms save lives.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Carl Decker
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Dr. Tina Stein
Radiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Minimal to none
Radiation poses a minuscule risk, however the benefit of mammography is considered well worth this risk in women over age 40 .
Rarely a woman can be bruised during compression or, if a woman's skin is thin it can be torn. There have been rare reported cases of implant rupture during mammography.

In brief: Minimal to none
Radiation poses a minuscule risk, however the benefit of mammography is considered well worth this risk in women over age 40 .
Rarely a woman can be bruised during compression or, if a woman's skin is thin it can be torn. There have been rare reported cases of implant rupture during mammography.
Dr. Tina Stein
Dr. Tina Stein
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
In brief: Mammo risk
Additional cancer risk over baseline due to mammo radiation is approximately 0.
0037%. Medical consensus is that the benefit of early cancer detection by mammography significantly outweighs the tiny increased risk due to radiation.

In brief: Mammo risk
Additional cancer risk over baseline due to mammo radiation is approximately 0.
0037%. Medical consensus is that the benefit of early cancer detection by mammography significantly outweighs the tiny increased risk due to radiation.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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