The American Cancer Society remains strongly linked with the mammography industry, while ignoring or criticizing the value of breast self-examination.
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The definitive solution to the dilemma of a toss-up is, of course, a third choice. In this case, that would be better screening that does not involve radiation.
A premenopausal woman having annual mammograms over 10 years is exposed to similar levels of radiation as a Japanese woman who was about a mile away from the Hiroshima bomb.
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