The banner statement (…screening to prevent…) is also misguiding because a screening cannot prevent anything, but only detect.
In order to prevent breast cancer to happen, steps must be taken before a screening detects anything… or it’s another story…
BC Action brochure – ©2014 – provides information about routine screening mammography for women at average risk of breast cancer who do not have a significant family history of breast cancer, have not been diagnosed with breast cancer, and have no other known risk factors.
- USES OF MAMMOGRAPHY
- THE FALSE PROMISE OF EARLY DETECTION
- RISK ASSESSMENT
- UNDERSTANDING THE HARMS OF SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY
- WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Should I Get a Mammogram? Understanding the Harms and Benefits of Routine Breast Cancer Screening: download and print a PDF.