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Statement regarding Mammography and Its Relationship to Thyroid Cancer

At the Swedish Cancer Institute, we continue our relentless pursuit of excellence in patient-focused breast care. As such, we felt it important to address recent concerns about the safety of mammography, specifically as it relates to the amount of radiation received by the thyroid.

Based on scientific trials, we recommend annual screening mammography in women ages 40 and older. Within the United States, the death rates have dropped by 30% since the introduction of annual screening mammograms. Mammograms are not perfect, but continue to save lives. Both the American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology continue to recommend annual screening mammograms in women age 40 and older.

Liver Cancer Symposium to be held at Swedish on May 6

Resources for those concerned about radiation from Japan

Potential Affiliation with Olympic Medical Center, Jefferson Healthcare and Forks Hospital

Swedish Orthopedic Institute Surgeons Perform Knee Resurfacing Surgery Online

Eight New Physicians Join Seattle’s Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Swedish Expands its Neuroscience Research and Treatment Center

U.S. President Obama Honors Dr. Michelle Williams

Dr. Williams receives the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
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