Breast Cancer from Mammograms
It is reported that some women have increased risk of breast cancer after a mammogram. Now lawyers can sue doctors for either suggesting a mammogram or not.
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.
It is the perfect legal storm.