Friday, February 2, 2018

Do Mammograms Save Lives?


For every life saved by mammography, as many as 2 to 10 women are overdiagnosed, meaning turned into breast cancer patients unnecessarily, along with all the attendant harms of chemo, radiation, or surgery without the benefits.

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You can check out my Doc Note under the first video ( in this series to get a sense why I chose to spend so much time on this topic. This is the 4th video in a 14-part series. If you missed the first three, here they are:

• 9 out of 10 Women Misinformed about Mammograms ((
• Mammogram Recommendations - Why the Conflicting Guidelines (
• Should Women Get Mammograms Starting at Age 40? (

Stay tuned for:
• 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 (
• The Pros and Cons of Mammograms (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM
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