Preston G. Baker
The unsettling part of the FDA story is that some of the employees were harassed and/or terminated, and six of them are now suing the agency. They had a lot of compelling evidence that the dangers of mammography were being covered up, and that a Congressional hearing was overdue. While roughly 15 percent of women in their 40’s detect breast cancer through mammography, many other women experience false positives, anxiety, and unnecessary biopsies as a result of the test, according to their data. A full decade ago, a Danish study published in The Lancet also concluded that previous research showing a benefit of mammograms was flawed and that widespread mammogram screening is unjustified.