Canadian study raises questions about mammogram safety again, at least two local MDs are skeptical

CINCINNATI - The Canadian study of 90,000 women over a 25-year period that suggests the test for breast cancer could do more harm than good.

Local experts say the study is flawed in design and execution and runs counter to other research that shows the benefits of mammography.

“There’s been so many other rigorous studies, properly controlled and randomized, that have come out in the last couple of decades and have supported the importance of mammography in reducing mortality, or deaths, from breast cancer up to 30 percent,” saID Dr. Richard Budde, medical director of the Women’s Imaging Center at The Christ Hospital. “That data have been overwhelming in that regard.”

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