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How Often Do Mammograms Lead to False Positive Diagnoses?

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Estimates suggest that 17 percent of D.C.I.S. cases found through needle biopsy (often the next step after a mammogram detects a mass) are misdiagnosed. The New York Times also reported on several other concerning findings about the frequency of misdiagnosis: A 2006 study by Susan… Continue reading

The Dangers Of Mammography

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Ionizing Radiation The first problem with mammograms is that they use ionizing radiation at a relatively high dose, which in and of itself can contribute to the development of breast cancer. Mammograms expose your body to radiation that can be 1,000 times greater than that… Continue reading