Early detection of breast cancer is critical. Yet efforts to cut back on mammography or even stop screening alltogether have been gaining ground in the medical community's decades-long debate over testing and treatment.
Dr. Alan B. Hollingsworth, medical director of Mercy Breast Center, is one of the first physicians in the country to specialize in breast cancer risk assessment, genetic testing and high-risk interventions. His new book, "Mammography and Early Breast Cancer Detection: How Screening Saves Lives," focuses on the breast screening controversy and explains the arguments used on both sides.
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