MD Whistleblower: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and Mammography: Evidence-Based Medicine or Medical Rationing?
The theories abound out there! They recommend not to check your breasts yourself. I disagree, as you must be familiar with what is normal for you and your body.
Yet, we see the research: 1 in 2000 women will be diagnosed through a mammography with breast cancer. 1 in 1000 are given false positives.
In Canada, 20 % of the screenings are in error. You be the judge.
Your age is the important factor. If you are in your forties, your breasts are too dense for an accurate reading. Once you hit age 50, they say to have mammographies every two years.