One of the largest reviews to date finds that mammograms do save lives, but not as many as people believe. That benefit comes with some risks of its own, the study found.
It may not be widely known but breast density can make it more difficult for mammograms to detect breast cancer.
The research suggests that mammograms are not any better at helping women beat the disease than self exams or routine physicals by a doctor.
There aren’t many of the new 3D digital mammography machines around yet, but Rye Radiology in Rye Brook has one.
A new study suggests the benefits of getting a mammogram may be more modest than previously estimated.