False Reassurance

  • 1 out of 4 cancers are missed by mammograms in women 40 - 50
    • This may be due to increased density of the breast
  • 1 out of 10 cancers are missed by mammograms in women over 50
  • A normal mammogram can lead a woman who has felt a lump to believe she does not have to worry about it
  • A woman may get fewer clinical breast exams by her doctor and rely on mammograms alone