Mammograms, or Not (WashingtonPost.com)
Excerpt from The Washington Post, May 19, 2009
Rebecca A. Zuurbier, Director of Breast Imaging, Sibley Memorial Hospital
A major practical reason for the slight decline in women having mammograms is that some women have abandoned hormone replacement therapy because of the controversies surrounding it ["Mammogram Rates Seem To Be Slipping," May 12]. Gynecologists routinely recommended mammograms as a precondition for refilling a woman's hormone prescription. This segment of patients has lost the incentive to get an annual screening mammogram.