Are Breast Implants Safe for Cancer Patients? -

At the time the Institute of Medicine report was published in 1999, the major controversy about breast implants was whether it could cause connective-tissue diseases or autoimmune diseases.  There were only 17 studies on the subject at the time, but the conventional wisdom was that these studies proved that breast implants are safe.  However, a careful review of the results paints a different picture.

When should women start regular mammograms? 40? 50? And how often is “regular”? -

In recent years, there has been a growing concern that annual mammograms starting at age 40 may do more harm than good for many women. That is why the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, an expert group that reviews the latest research findings, recommends that mammography screening for most women start at age 50 rather than 40, and that the frequency be every two years (instead of annually) through the age of 74.