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Monday, March 20, 2017

“Alternative Facts” and Breast Cancer Screening

Daniel Kopans, MD, FACR, FSBI, writes about "alternative facts" and the impact the concept has in breast imaging. He writes, "'Alternative Facts” (AF) recently appeared as an outrageous concept in the “political arena”. What most do not realize is that “alternative” facts have been promulgated for decades by those seeking to reduce access to breast cancer screening.  This has led to the pseudo “debate” about screening that has persisted for decades due to the “alternative facts” that have been manufactured to keep the “debate” going.  Each time an “alternative fact” has been generated to cast doubt on screening, it has been refuted by science ([i]).  Unfortunately, as each (true) fact has been established, new “alternative facts” have been manufactured."
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