Do You Really Need A Mammogram?
Our new study supports reducing frequency of mammograms for menopausal women with no prior invasive breast cancer diagnosis!
The study published by the Public Library of Science reveals good news: Each year, close to 100% [99.75%] remained free of a diagnosis. And after 25 consecutive years 94% of these 2.4 million women across 21 scientific studies remain free of an invasive breast cancer diagnosis. In other words, most pre- and post-menopausal women with no prior breast cancer diagnosis can expect to remain cancer free.
Many pre- and post-menopausal women may want to reconsider whether they need to schedule their next mammogram. In September 2020, a new peer-reviewed study was published that provides key information to help women decide when they can reduce or omit mammogram screenings.
Congratulations from Isaac Schiff, C.M., M. D. Distinguished Professor of Gynecology, Harvard Medical School
Winnifred: "I am thrilled for you and of course for the readers of your article. It will change what I tell my patients. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so proud of you and what you have done.
As a result, study co-author Dr. Winnifred Cutler encourages women to reconsider their breast cancer risk to determine if they can reduce mammogram screening frequency and the subsequent risk of overdiagnosis and overtreatment.