- There are conflicting messages regarding the benefit of mammograms
- Studies examining the issue have faced challenges
- The consensus is that mammograms are beneficial for women 40 to 75
- Women should be aware of the limitations of mammography
CNN conditions expert Dr. Otis Brawley is the chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society and a practicing oncologist. He is also the author of the book "How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America."
(CNN)The subject of breast cancer screening is often in the news as ongoing clinical studies publish updates and experts debate the merits of the findings.