More confusing messages from medicine, this time over breast examination. ...
BREAST EXAMINATION: It doesn’t make any difference
As breast cancer rates continue to spiral upward (to 185,000 women in the US and 28,000 women in the UK every year), the pressure is on for women, particularly those over 40, to have regular mammograms.
The routine medical test for breast cancer is mammography, a procedure which involves squeezing the breast between two plates and taking an X-ray picture.
Long-term data about breast cancer is currently pouring in, bringing both confirmations and surprises.