Prevention Magazine – I’m in it

Link here to an article for which I was interviewed (by phone, no transatlantic trip –).

http://www.prevention.com/health/how-breast-cancer-misdiagnosis-effects-women

Just yesterday the American Cancer Association issued revised guidelines about screening mammograms, though still advising earlier and more frequent mammograms than are recommended in the UK. However, there seems to be a growing recognition that a woman’s choice about whether to go for screening should be respected, since the information we have about its use and effects is so questionable. So pressure and coercion to decide either way within the health system – and (in my view) from the pink ribbon brigade – should be minimised. Every woman should just be given the best and most current information available, and the opportunity to discuss this in relation to her own health status.

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