After reading this article, a mammogram is the last thing I need. The crux of the article is this:
A study of 1,600 women with BRCA 1 and 2 mutations, defective genes linked to breast cancer, found they were 54 per cent more likely to suffer the disease if they had ever had a chest X-ray.
For women given chest X-rays before the age of 20, the risk of developing breast cancer before their 40th birthday more than doubled.
Can you say, “close call?”