WOMEN
12/11/2012 10:34 am ET

The Risk-Benefit Calculation of Mammograms

Last week on Slate, physician Meri Kolbrener lamented that she didn’t have a good way to explain the latest evidence on mammography to her patients. When patients ask her if they should get a mammogram, Kolbrener’s answer is, “I don’t know.”

Kolbrener is correct that the science on mammography is difficult to frame as a yes/no decision, but there is a more helpful way to answer the question.

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