Epidemiologist Dr. Charles Wright discusses the findings of his 1995 Lancet article, “Screening mammography and public health policy: the need for perspective” (with C. Barber Mueller). He states that mammography screening continues to be oversold, despite more recent evidence that it does not significantly benefit most women and, in fact, is often harmful and costly. Dr. Wright discusses the controversial reasons why mammograms for screening purposes continue to be recommended, and what women should know about the hype vs. the true nature of breast cancer and quality of life.
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Download Charles Wright, MD (taped interview) – Duration: 34:24