Should I Get a Mammogram?

Understanding the Harms and Benefits of Routine Breast Cancer Screening

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Download and print a PDF – Understanding the Harms and Benefits of Routine Breast Cancer Screening.

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.

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4 thoughts on “Should I Get a Mammogram?”

  1. A mammogram screening detected my breast cancer and as a result, I had a mastectomy and chemo which DID save my life… So, in my opinion, the mammogram did prevent an early death for me.

  2. I was in my sixties when I was sceened for rountine breast cancer. It save my life as I developed breast cancer within two years to both breast followed by a double masectomy

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