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Mammogram Nonsense is Keeping me up at Night -by Ryan Polselli, M.D.


Last night I read the following question on a public Q & A forum: Why are doctors still ordering mammograms when I’ve seen it reported in several reputable sources that mammograms don’t reduce cancer risk via early detection, and may … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Screening: Technology or Radiologist


There’s a lot of press about the importance of a 3-D mammogram (breast tomosynthesis) and how much better it is in terms of detecting cancer than the traditional 2-D (standard digital) mammogram. Here’s a little known secret: While it is … Continue reading

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Should I Have a Mammogram Yearly or Every Other Year


I have written about this before, but I receive so many questions about this on a daily basis that I want to revisit the question. There are organizations that advocate both. Organizations such as the United States Preventative Services Task … Continue reading

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Should Women Have Regular Mammograms?


In general, most women should have a screening mammogram once a year beginning at the age of 40. If a woman is at a high risk for developing breast cancer then earlier screening may be advised. High risk is typically … Continue reading

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How Often Should Women Have a Mammogram?


How often should women have a mammogram? There is so much confusion about this question! I want to try to answer for both healthcare professionals AND patients in the simplest way that I know… In the past, the general answer was … Continue reading

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