Mammograms Revisited

Mammograms Revisited

This is the third rail in medicine.  Anyone who touches it fears getting emasculated by the Komen foundation.  More and more data, however, shows the risks of overdiagnosis.  I remember harassing women like Marie Myung-Ok Lee   http://heymancenter.org/people/marie-myung-ok-lee/   into getting mammograms.  Now I am thoroughly embarrassed about my previous overconfidence.  Like many things in medicine, the benefits are oversold and the risks minimized.  It’s OK to question your doctor and common wisdom.  Good for you Marie!