Susan G. Komen Statement on Canadian Breast Screening Study
Komen President and CEO Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S. made the following statement.
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“The Canadian study adds to a growing body of evidence that mammography is an imperfect screening tool for breast cancer. We agree. It is based on 1950s technology, and can lead in some cases to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancers. The problems with mammography have been established for many years.
“The more important question, and the one we ask every time one of these studies is released, is what we can do to provide women with more reliable and cost-effective tests to detect breast cancer. Once detected, we need tests that can tell us, with more certainty, which tumors are likely to become invasive and which might not require extensive treatment. The search for better early detection methodologies is an important focus for research.
Get help enrolling in a NYS Health Care Plan
New York State of Health is your official online source for assisting those who are now eligible to enroll in a health care plan. This link provides information regarding an accessible, one-stop-shop where you can compare costs and coverage, and buy a plan from a certified group of health issuers.
NYSOH Syracuse Area Fact Sheet
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