It has been recently revealed that Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an advocacy group, has said that mammograms are quite essential for preventing breast cancer. In 2011, a campaign was being launched by Komen in which they were of the view that women, who are regular for mammograms screening, are extending their lives by five more years.
Things turned upside down at the time when two researchers expressed their views against the Komen’s. They expressed their views in the British Medical Journal in the form of an editorial and were of the view that they do not deny that mammograms are not vital for women. However, they also stated that Komen has been stretching the line.
Editorial author Dr. Steven Woloshin, who is working with Geisel School of Medicine, said that they have seen the campaign, which shows that women, who are not going through screening programs, are stupid. Their point is that to get screened or not has its own pros and cons, and decision to go for or it is solely a decision that should be taken by women.
He further said, "Everyone agrees that mammography isn’t perfect, but it’s the best widely available detection tool that we have today”.
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