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What are the risks to getting a mammogram?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: BENEFIT>>risks

Like all xray studies, there is a small dose of radiation associated with mammography, however the benefit of finding cancers early outweighs this risk.
Mammograms are not perfect: some cancers can be missed, some 'suspicious' abnormalities end up being benign. However, it's the best, most cost-effective screening test for breast cancer: mammograms save lives!

In brief: BENEFIT>>risks

Like all xray studies, there is a small dose of radiation associated with mammography, however the benefit of finding cancers early outweighs this risk.
Mammograms are not perfect: some cancers can be missed, some 'suspicious' abnormalities end up being benign. However, it's the best, most cost-effective screening test for breast cancer: mammograms save lives!
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mammo risk

Mammograms require very small doses of radiation.
The risk of harm from this radiation exposure is extremely low, but repeated x-rays have the potential to cause cancer. The benefits of mammography, however, nearly always outweigh the potential harm from the radiation exposure. The estimated increased risk for the average 45 year old woman of a mammogram is approximately 0.005 %over baseline..

In brief: Mammo risk

Mammograms require very small doses of radiation.
The risk of harm from this radiation exposure is extremely low, but repeated x-rays have the potential to cause cancer. The benefits of mammography, however, nearly always outweigh the potential harm from the radiation exposure. The estimated increased risk for the average 45 year old woman of a mammogram is approximately 0.005 %over baseline..
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Eric Brown
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Minimal

Minimal radiation exposure.
Mild discomfort. No other true risks. Saves lives!

In brief: Minimal

Minimal radiation exposure.
Mild discomfort. No other true risks. Saves lives!
Dr. Eric Brown
Dr. Eric Brown
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