A recent study co-authored by a Valley doctor suggests 3-D mammograms significantly increase the findings of invasive cancer.
“There’s been a lot of bad press that screening is ineffective, shouldn’t do it, too many false positives,” said Dr. Linda Greer of the John C. Lincoln Breast Health and Research Center.
Mammograms of nearly half a million women were studied with impressive results, which gives credence to the efficacy of preventative medicine.
“A 41 percent increase in invasive cancer detected with 3-D mammography, a 15 percent decrease in unnecessary recalls for false alarms, and a 29 percent increase in the detection of all breast cancers,” said Greer. “It’s amazing, we are proud to be part of such an important study.”
The study was led by Dr. Sarah Friedewald at Advocate Lutheran Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. It focused on the impact of 3-D mammography at a diverse range of sites across the country. The findings were published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
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