Study shows mammography radiation present little cancer risk
Updated: 11/28/2012 5:25 pm | Published: 11/28/2012 10:53 am
Reported by: Brian Carlson
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – If you're a woman who's ever been worried about getting a mammogram, you have one less reason to be nervous. A new study shows radiation from mammograms don't increase your chances for cancer.
If you're a woman over 40, getting a mammogram to screen for breast cancer is something doctors recommend you should do. But not everyone thinks this is a good idea. Some believe radiation from the x-ray exam could cause cancer in other parts of the body. Now research shows that is simply not true.
A study released by the Radiological Society of North America states cancer risk from the exam is small compared to chance for death if you don't get a mammogram. Researchers said risks of side effects from breast exam radiation should never be a reason not to get a mammogram.
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