"This is dangerous," said Dr. Susan O'Connor, the medical director of the Breast and Osteoporosis Center at Eastern Maine Medical Center.
To that argument, Dr. O'Connor
says at her
center in the past year and a half they have found 42 cases of breast cancer in women between 40 and 49.
said the longer women wait to have mammograms, and the more time in between them, the greater risk they run of having a cancer become more invasive.
also added that although the study dismisses the importance of breast self-exams, she
said women should be familiar with their bodies so that they can tell their doctors if there are any changes.
"A breast self-exam doesn't cause harm and it's inexpensive," she
is worried what the new recommendations will mean for insurance coverage.
said if mammograms are not part of preventative care, some women may be less inclined to get them.