Mammograms increase risk of breast cancer
Video Transcript: Do Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Lead to Over-Diagnosis?
Ty Bollinger: Early detection is your best protection.
Sayer Ji: Exactly. They even equated this meme with prevention when in fact you’re exposing your breast to a type of radiation that is actually known to have a higher risk of causing cancer in the breast. Especially if you have the BRCA1 and 2 gene mutations that everyone is so concerned about. Because they make it harder for you to damage, to radiate, to protect yourself from radiation-induced damage.