BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY
Instead of focusing on the notion that women shouldn’t get a regular mammography because of the negative effect of anxiety, doctors think the discussion should be centered on how to alleviate that anxiety. Dr. Gail Starr radiologist and medical director at the Betty Torricelli Institute for Breast Care at Hackensack University Medical Center, suggests: • USING 3D IMAGING CALLED TOMOSYNTHESIS. • HAVING PATIENTS RETURN PROMPTLY FOR ADDITIONAL SCREENING. • OFFERING MORE REASSURANCE AND EDUCATION.