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Questioning the value of mammograms

A new study by the New England Journal of Medicine suggests women are being over-diagnosed with breast cancer.

As many as a third of cancers detected through mammograms may not be life-threatening, finds study

New research by the New England Journal of Medicine raises questions about the value of mammograms. (iStock)

A new study suggests women are being over-diagnosed with breast cancer.  

Researchers looked at 30 years of data and found that as many as a third of cancers detected through mammograms may not be life-threatening.  

The paper was published in the New England Journal of Medicine last week, and it's just the latest research that raises questions about the value of mammograms.   

Dr. John MacGregor, a specialist in diagnostic radiology in Calgary, spoke to the Calgary Eyeopener’s David Gray on the value of mammograms.

Click on the audio above to hear the full interview.