VITALGATE HEALTH

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230 W 79th St, #41N
New York, NY 10024

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TEL: (212) 873-4244

EMAIL: info@vitalgate.com

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MON - FRI:  8am - 7pm 

SAT: 10am - 4pm ​

SUN: Closed

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The Problem with Mammograms

A few critics do not think mammography is effective in finding tumors, not to mention the mammogram radiation risks. In a Swedish study, 70% of women had false positive tumors. This was not a small sampling. The study was performed taking into account over 60,000 women. The problem with false positive is not only they cause financial strain and emotional stress, but they also result in way too many unnecessary biopsies. Statistics show that 70-80% of mammograms that show positive are not cancer.

 

The other problem with Mammograms is they also miss a high number of tumors, or what is referred to as “false negatives”. In his book, “The Politics of Cancer,” Samuel S. Epstein, says that in females 40 to 49 years old, one out of four cancer cases doesn’t show up on a mammogram.