Breast Cancer Awareness Month-New Guidelines

“These guidelines are based on not wanting to hurt anyone with more screening. We need more benefits than risk. Oftentimes, you would have to screen many women to find one breast cancer. The problem is when you do that, you find more false positives which leads to more follow-up screenings and no improvement in chances of survival.” Dr. Marlene Meyers, assistant professor of medicine and director of the survivorship program at New York University Perlmutter Cancer Center