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Why So Many Mixed Messages on Mammogram Benefits?

Mammography Screening

Story at-a-glance -

  • One of the largest and longest studies of mammography to date found that mammograms have no impact on breast cancer mortality
  • A Cochrane Collaboration review also found no evidence that mammography screening has an effect on overall mortality
  • The Swiss Medical Board found mammography appeared to be preventing only one death for every 1,000 women screened, while causing harm to many more
  • Increasing waist size over 10 years increased the risk of breast cancer by up to 77 percent, according to new research
  • Obesity, including abdominal obesity, is driving up rates of breast cancer, and sugar is driving up rates of obesity; limiting sugar (and grains) in your diet is an important tool for breast cancer prevention

By Dr. Mercola

Earlier this year, one of the largest and longest studies of mammography to date -- involving 90,000 women followed for 25 years -- found that mammograms have no impact on breast cancer mortality.


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