In my latest piece, Mammography: a Not-So-Fatalistic View, I outline reasons why the recent task force findings on mammography don’t hold.
Three key issues have escaped the headlines:
3. Mammograms are not all the same – the quality varies by the methods used and skills of the radiologists who read them.
We need to set the bar higher for mammography. If everyone could have a state-of-the-art mammogram, as I did some years ago, followed by a sonogram to better analyze the tiny abnormalities the radiologist noted (before rushing to biopsy), the stats on cancer screening would be incontrovertible; there would be no debate.