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Dartmouth Study Casts Doubts on Mammograms

Drs. Lisa Schwartz and H. Gilbert Welch of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice talk to PBS News Hour, The New York Times, and the Boston Globe about the new Canadian mammogram study published in the British Medical Journal. For decades now, the annual mammogram has been promoted vociferously and continuously as an essential way to protect oneself from breast cancer. Many women feel they are being irresponsible if they do not get a regular scan, said Dr. Schwartz.