A new research report has just been released; it is only the latest of several to suggest that mammograms are not effective or actually counterproductive. Among women who were screened regularly for breast cancer by mammogram, the risk of the cancer was 22% higher than among those who were not screened for the cancer.
This is another example where the only people who benefit from some types of medicine are the physicians, the hospitals and the companies that build the technology; certainly mammograms are of no value to the most important people; women who are attempting to prevent breast cancer. It is possible that the radiation from the machines does a great deak of harm. Sunlight and vitamin D have both been proven to dramatically reduce the risk of cancers, including breast cancer, in women. Proper nutrition and exercise are also profoundly effective. See my previous posts: (http://drsorenson.blogspot.com/2009/02/another-method-by-which-vitamin-d.html) (http://drsorenson.blogspot.com/2009/02/should-you-remove-your-breasts-to.html) (http://drsorenson.blogspot.com/2008/11/dont-be-deceived-adequate-vitamin-d.html)
Remember, when it comes to cancer, an ounce of prevention is worth TONS of cure!
 Zahl, P. The Natural History of Invasive Breast Cancers Detected by Screening Mammography. Arch Intern Med;168:21:2311-16