Understanding the Mammography Controversy: Science, Politics, and Breast Cancer Screening

Synopsis

"Writing to be understood by the lay reader, Dr. Finkel shows us how breast cancer develops and takes us through the controversy surrounding mammography. How valid are the screenings? Who should be screened? How frequently? At what age? And should women be screened at all? This book dissects the issues to help present answers. Above all, says Dr. Finkel, women need to make informed decisions, and to do what they need to understand the potential benefits and potential harms accompanying mammography. This book includes a time line showing changing public advice on mammography across the years. Listings explain how to see federal reports on mammography facilities, and how to find and contact support groups. Dr. Finkel details the development of breast cancer and its various types of tumors, the treatment options and the psychological effects. Also provided are methods to use - questions to ask - to communicate optimally with your doctor and make reasoned decisions." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • David Hyman
  • Madelon L. Finkel
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2005