Swedish-Affiliated Breast-Cancer Specialists Interviewed for Articles in The Seattle Times, P-I about a New Mammography Study
SEATTLE, Dec. 13, 2007 -- The results of a small, nationwide study published in this week's issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute support the widely accepted, if not so widely adopted, recommendation that diagnostic mammograms -- which are done when cancer is suspected and when any tumors would presumably be larger and easier to spot -- are best read by doctors who specialize in detecting breast cancer.
The findings add weight to concerns about relying on a mammogram, which experts have long said was an imprecise tool for detecting breast cancer. And the research shows that women shouldn't automatically accept a mammogram result -- negative or positive -- as the final word.
To read an abstract about the article or access the full study results, click here.