ABC News: Dr. Laurie Margolies Comments: “Should You Get A Mammogram? New Study May Provide Answer”

New York, NY
 – June 28, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

Mammograms save lives, period, end of story. But it takes decades to appreciate just how many. That's the takeaway from the longest-running mammogram study – which followed more than 100,000 Swedish women for 29 years – that many doctors believe will put the recent ruckus over the frequency of breast cancer screening to bed. The researchers found that seven years of mammograms made for 30 percent fewer breast cancer deaths years down the road, when compared with women who didn't receive mammograms. "The longer follow-up period, three decades, is crucial. It is important to have this length of time to allow the benefits of screening to become apparent," said Dr. Laurie Margolies, chief of breast imaging at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Learn more