WINTHROP FISH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To the editor: With regard to Dr. Bailar's article on mammography (Ann Intern Med 84:77-84, 1976), there would seem to exist another hazard that he did not mention, nor have I seen it considered elsewhere.
Those of us who have had no occasion to experience mammography may be unaware that in the process, the suspicious bosom is subjected to a substantial squeeze. It even sometimes hurts. Having been raised in a school that handles cancers gently lest dissemination occur, I have therefore become nervous about mammography.
It is about time for a study on the relapse rate and timing of
FISH W. Hazard of Mammography. Ann Intern Med. 1976;84:500. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-84-4-500_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(4):500.
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