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Breast cancer is so rampant that i believe mammograms are the causation. Where could i verify this information?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: MammogramsSAVELives

Your answer is right here--do the math.
The radiation exposure of a digital mammogram is 3.7mgy. This is associated with a lifetime-attributable risk of breast cancer of 1.3 cases per 100, 000. The lifetime incidence of breast cancer in us women is 1:8. Mammography is a safe, proven technique for finding cancers well before they are palpable and there is no controversy about its use after age 50.

In brief: MammogramsSAVELives

Your answer is right here--do the math.
The radiation exposure of a digital mammogram is 3.7mgy. This is associated with a lifetime-attributable risk of breast cancer of 1.3 cases per 100, 000. The lifetime incidence of breast cancer in us women is 1:8. Mammography is a safe, proven technique for finding cancers well before they are palpable and there is no controversy about its use after age 50.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Obvious untruth

Think. If what you are saying is true, more women who have mammograms would die of breast cancer than women who have not had mammograms.
No one's dumb enough to claim this. The actual increase in breast cancer is due mostly to women living longer and foregoing motherhood / lactation. You're an adult and are smart enough to have found healthtap; don't be a sucker for obviously-false web claims.

In brief: Obvious untruth

Think. If what you are saying is true, more women who have mammograms would die of breast cancer than women who have not had mammograms.
No one's dumb enough to claim this. The actual increase in breast cancer is due mostly to women living longer and foregoing motherhood / lactation. You're an adult and are smart enough to have found healthtap; don't be a sucker for obviously-false web claims.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nowhere

Unfortunately, this is not true, so you cannot verify.
Like many diseases, breast cancer appears to be more prevalent because mammograms, as well as awareness, is increasing the rate at which we are diagnosing cancers.

In brief: Nowhere

Unfortunately, this is not true, so you cannot verify.
Like many diseases, breast cancer appears to be more prevalent because mammograms, as well as awareness, is increasing the rate at which we are diagnosing cancers.
Dr. Amy Levine
Dr. Amy Levine
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