The Pros and Cons of Mammograms

The Pros and Cons of Mammograms

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This wraps up my series on mammograms, the rest is up to you. How important are false-positives or overdiagnosis to you? That’s something you have to answer for yourself. To review any of my in-depth mammogram series, here they all are:
• 9 out of 10 Women Misinformed about Mammograms ((
• Mammogram Recommendations – Why the Conflicting Guidelines (
• Should Women Get Mammograms Starting at Age 40? (
• Do Mammograms Save Lives? (
• Consequences of False-Positive Mammogram Results (
• Do Mammograms Hurt? (
• Can Mammogram Radiation Cause Breast Cancer? (
• Understanding the Mammogram Paradox (
• Overtreatment of Stage 0 Breast Cancer DCIS (
• Women Deserve to Know the Truth About Mammograms (
• Breast Cancer and the 5-Year Survival Rate Myth (
• Why Mammograms Don’t Appear to Save Lives (
• Why Patients Aren’t Informed About Mammograms (

I’ve got tons of videos on diet and lifestyle approaches to preventing and treating breast cancer, just stick it in the search bar up top and all will be revealed.

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM
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