MAMMOGRAMS EARLY IN LIFE MIGHT HAVE ADVERSE EFFECTS

Sep 07, 2012

By Jane Brown

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A major European study suggests mammograms aimed at finding breast cancer might actually raise the chances of developing it in young women.

Researchers say the added radiation from mammograms and other types of tests with chest radiation might be especially harmful to them.

They believe an M-R-I is probably a safer method of screening women under 30 who are at high risk because of gene mutations.

The study can’t prove a link between the radiation and breast cancer, but is one of the biggest ever to look at the issue.

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