We're Still Getting Mammograms Despite All the Haters

Back in 2009, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force controversially recommended that women from the ages of 40 to 49 stop getting routine mammograms on the basis of too many false positives, the needless incurring of stress and anxiety, and generally wasteful hospital costs thanks to unnecessary tests and biopsies. … » 4/20/13 5:30pm 4/20/13 5:30pm

Great. Breast Cancer Prevention May Lead to Breast Cancer

Raise your hand if you saw this one coming from a mile away — while for years women have been told and told and told by everything from pink NFL wristbands to Yoplait lids that the best way to fight breast cancer was to detect it via self-exams and mammograms, it turns out that the act of looking for breast cancer may, … » 9/07/12 5:00pm 9/07/12 5:00pm

Women in Abu Dhabi Do Not Want Dudes Scanning Their Boobs

I'm still too young (and, theoretically, not genetically cancer-prone enough) to require regular mammograms, but I've certainly been faced with the choice of seeing a male gynecologist right now or waiting a few days for a lady doctor. This is not a difficult decision. As long as the dude's a non-creepy professional,… » 6/11/12 7:45pm 6/11/12 7:45pm

Can You Be Diagnosed With Breast Cancer In Just One Day?

Last week, Boing Boing editor Xeni Jardin live-tweeted her first mammogram — and same-day cancer diagnosis. A number of readers wanted to know if it was possible to be diagnosed with breast cancer so quickly. According to the experts we talked to, the answer is: not exactly. » 12/05/11 2:50pm 12/05/11 2:50pm

New Law Would Require Physicians to Notify Women With Dense Breasts

October and the pink deluge that is Breast Cancer Awareness Month fast approaches, and with that will come constant reminders that women should get regular mammograms. Early detection is key! Prevention, prevention, prevention! » 9/18/11 3:42pm 9/18/11 3:42pm

Blindfolded By A Pink Ribbon? Barbara Ehrenreich On Mammograms, Breast …

Barbara Ehrenreich asks, "has feminism been replaced by the pink-ribbon breast cancer cult?" In other words, are women so concerned with access to mammograms that they're ignoring science and even their own rights? » 12/02/09 3:30pm 12/02/09 3:30pm