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.
- Dr. Gil Welch, professor of medicine at Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and co-author of "Mammography Screening For Breast Cancer," recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine
- Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society
- Judy Norsigian, executive director of Boston Women's Health Book Collective
This segment aired on November 28, 2012.