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Answering your questions about mammograms

By Dr. Emily Senay and Laura LeBlanc Following our segment last week about new studies on the necessity of annual mammograms, Need to Know spoke with experts from Memorial Sloan Kettering, the American Cancer Society, and the National Cancer Institute to answer your questions on the topic. Many of you have asked specific questions about [...]


What do you need to know about mammograms?

After years of being told that early detection was the key to treating breast cancer, many were understandably stunned last year when a panel of scientists concluded that women over 40 don’t need mammograms nearly as often as previously thought. And a new study out of Sweden raises even more questions about how often mammograms [...]

Alison on mammograms

Warning: opinion ahead. File this under the “what should I believe” category:  a new study suggests that mammograms for certain women aren’t really all that helpful.  Our medical correspondent Dr. Emily Senay will join us to discuss the study on the broadcast this Friday — the first day of breast cancer awareness month.  But that’s not [...]

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