Mammograms may pose a particular risk to women with genetic mutations that predispose them to breast cancer.
Credit Bill Branson / National Cancer Institute
Researchers report that women with genetic mutations that put them at dramatically increased risk of developing breast cancer may also face a heightened risk from radiation used during medical screening and diagnosis.
The imaging tools that help doctors identify disease, injury or damage to the body have long been known to carry some risk of cancer, in large part because ionizing radiation can damage the genetic material in the body.
Screencap from the President's campaign speech at the Auraria campus in Denver from August 8th.
President Barack Obama kicked off a four stop tour of Colorado yesterday at the Auraria campus in downtown Denver. During a roughly 20 minute speech the president focused more on women’s health issues than the economy.