Mammograms Are Not Cost Effective?

An interesting study in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine shows that mammograms may save an occasional life but mammograms are not cost effective for the masses. The liklihood of a 50 year old woman dying from breast cancer in the next ten years is 0.5%. A mammogram screening program has a marginal affect on that percentage. The cost of screening mammograms is > $7.8 billion/year.

Don’t worry guys the same is true of prostate screening.

What is good for the goose may not be so good for the gander…

Dr. George E Peck MD
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