Time to debunk the mammography myth

CNN Op-Ed by Gayle Sulik and Bonnie Spanier

111018012923-mammogram-breast-cancer-x-ray-story-top(CNN) — For decades, belief in some version of “early detection cures breast cancer and saves lives” has shaped our view. In the 1970s, when women like Betty Ford and the late Shirley Temple Black were lifting the veil of secrecy and shame surrounding breast cancer, finding the disease “early” meant being alert to symptoms to find a tumor before it got so large it poisoned the body. In this context, it was logical to try to find tumors before they got to this point. Today “early detection” means something very different. Read more on CNN ยป

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