Wednesday20 September 2017


Recently, Bakersfield California's Eyewitness News shed light on the American Cancer Society's recommendation that women push back the average age of receiving breast screening, citing data indicating that too many breast screenings are unnecessary and increase the chance of receiving false positive diagnoses. However, CBCC's Dr. Patel questions the findings, claiming the ACS's data is compiled from outdated mammograms, which take 2-D images that increase the risk of false-positive diagnoses. Dr. Patel strongly encourages women of all ages to see their physicians whenever they detect lumps or any other abnormalities. According to Dr. Patel, new mammogram technology takes 3-dimensional images, thus decreasing the likelihood of receiving false-positive diagnoses. The full story can be found through this link: