Breast cancer screening: Time for rational discourse

Authors

  • Otis W. Brawley MD,

    1. Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    2. Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.
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  • Ruth M. O'Regan MD

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Corresponding author: Ruth M. O'Regan, MD, Winship Cancer Institute, 1365 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322; Fax: (404)7785530; roregan@emory.edu

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Abstract

Breast cancer screening has limitations, but most of the evidence demonstrates that it saves lives. Women still should be encouraged to have screening mammograms but also should be made aware of their limitations.

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