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Yearly screening mammograms aren't cost effective
to society nor are they safe environmentally.
excerpt from Chapter Five of Breast Cancer? Breast Health!
by Susun Weed
Available at www.wisewomanbookshop.com
The Southern Medical Journal reports that the cost effectiveness (defined
as the number of dollars spent so one person can live one year longer)
of mammograms for women under 55 is $82,000.19 A recent analysis found
that it cost $195,000 to detect one breast cancer using screening mammograms.
Dr. Charles Wright of Vancouver General Hospital estimates that the
cost of saving one life by mass screening is $1.25 million (Canadian).
The mammography industry could gross $1 billion per year if every
woman aged 40-49 was screened yearly. Less than 10 percent of all breast
cancers occur in women that age. Choosing screening mammograms means
I choose to contribute to the stream of low-level radioactive waste
leaving hospitals. Will my mammogram increase my daughter's risk of
developing breast cancer by increasing the amount of radioactivity in
her environment? What is the real cost of this choice?