More Mammogram Risks?
Women who are most at risk for developing breast cancer—either because of genetic mutation or family history—may also be the most likely to suffer negative consequences from increased exposure to radiation, such as in the form of yearly mammograms.

In analysis of previous studies, researchers in the Netherlands found a statistically significant elevated risk for breast cancer in at-risk women who had been exposed to radiation before age 20, or who had been exposed to radiation five or more times.

The American Cancer Society maintains that, while any radiation poses risks, the advantages in early detection outweigh the dangers.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.


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