SBI Fellow, Peter R. Eby, MD, Virginia Mason University, writes about how to understand the ACS breast cancer screening guidelines and answers frequently asked questions about mammography in a column published on The Fremocentrist.
SBI Member, Anne C. Hoyt, MD, Medical Director of Breast Imaging at UCLA, wrote an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times about why women should still regularly get mammograms. She wrote, "Clearly, women at high risk for developing breast cancer should be screened annually, but the flip-side assumption that women with no identifiable risk factors should be screened less frequently is incorrect."
SBI Fellow, Michael Linver, MD, told the Tribune-Star in Terre Haute, Indiana, the ACS has sent a confusing message to womenabout when to begin annual screenings. He says, "For these women to have the opportunity to have the breast cancer found when it was highly curable, versus when it’s not highly curable, is criminal to me.”