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Routine Mammograms: More Harm Than Good?

Detection lead mammographer, Toborcia Bedgood performs an advanced imaging screening that promotes early detection of breast cancer  for Alicia Maldonado, at The Elizabeth Center for Cancer Detection in Los Angeles. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

Detection lead mammographer, Toborcia Bedgood performs an advanced imaging screening that promotes early detection of breast cancer for Alicia Maldonado, at The Elizabeth Center for Cancer Detection in Los Angeles. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine says that routine mammograms may cause more harm than good, pushing women to get screened every year has had little to no impact on long-term breast cancer survival rates. The medical community and cancer survivors are in an uproar.

We’ll talk to the paper’s co-author and hear pushback from the American Cancer Society.

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