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Are Regular Mammograms Necessary?

  A 25-year study involving 90,000 Canadian women aged 40 to 59 found no benefit for women who were randomly assigned to have mammograms. It found death rates from breast cancer and from all causes were the same in women who got mammograms and those who did not. The study continues the controversy over the value of mammograms in detecting cancer. Dr. Jaime Lewis, a surgeon with the UC Cancer Institute Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center, and West Chester Hospital, and Dr. Amy Argus, a radiologist with the Breast Cancer Center and West Chester Hospital, join us to discuss the study’s findings.

In 2005, Maryanne Zeleznik came to 91.7 WVXU from WNKU where she served as News and Public Affairs Director for 20 years. At WVXU she is responsible for all news and public affairs programming, hosts Morning Edition Monday through Friday, and fills in to host Cincinnati Edition. As time allows, she covers daily news, produces local features, and contributes news stories to National Public Radio.