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Legacy in the News: The priceless benefit of mammogram screenings

The Outlook (Online)

April 14, 2014

By Donna Launey, M.D., radiologist with Legacy Mount Hood Breast Health Center

Cancer touches the lives of many, especially the diagnosis of breast cancer. I am certain many of you have been affected directly by this disease, whether it’s been a wife, sister, daughter, friend, neighbor or coworker that has been diagnosed.

We have learned in the past 20-25 years that early detection of breast cancer is so important. The most effective way to detect breast cancer early is with regular mammography screening.

It seems every couple of years a study regarding mammography screening is published questioning the utility of what is commonly known to be a lifesaving tool. When these studies are broadcast by the media, a wave of confusion emerges among the public and medical community.

Read the full story in The Outlook.