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If mammograms slightly increase my risks of breast cancer, why does everyone say to get them?
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Early diagnosis
Because early diagnosis saves lives.
Mammogram is a cost effective screening method that has helped decrease cancer mortality from breast cancer by about 37% since 1990s when mammogram became widespread used.

In brief: Early diagnosis
Because early diagnosis saves lives.
Mammogram is a cost effective screening method that has helped decrease cancer mortality from breast cancer by about 37% since 1990s when mammogram became widespread used.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Risk
It is all about risk.
The risk of undergoing the mammogram is far less than the risk of having breast cancer. You are at an even higher risk of death getting in your car and driving on the freeway.

In brief: Risk
It is all about risk.
The risk of undergoing the mammogram is far less than the risk of having breast cancer. You are at an even higher risk of death getting in your car and driving on the freeway.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Michael Sabel
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Not true
There is very little data to support that mammography increases the risk of breast cancer, and if they do, that risk is very low compared to the improvement seen in outcome by detecting cancer early.
Several studies confirm the survival benefit if screening mammography. However, you are only 24 and shouldn't be getting mammograms for many years.

In brief: Not true
There is very little data to support that mammography increases the risk of breast cancer, and if they do, that risk is very low compared to the improvement seen in outcome by detecting cancer early.
Several studies confirm the survival benefit if screening mammography. However, you are only 24 and shouldn't be getting mammograms for many years.
Dr. Michael Sabel
Dr. Michael Sabel
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