Cancer is serious business and it’s not something to underestimate. Because of this, millions of women everywhere see their doctors and physicians every year to undergo their annual mammogram, the traditional breast cancer screening procedure . Mammograms involve “pressing a woman’s breast between two metal platforms to scope out tumors,” and has been practiced for many years, but what if this common procedure is doing more harm that good ? What if it’s not nearly as effective as millions of women trust it to be?
Recently, surgeons have begun questioning the controversial practice of mammograms, revealing multiple studies that show mammograms to be entirely ineffective (1). Additionally, they can actually cause harm to the women who use them .
Why do We Still Get Mammograms?