Worried that her mammograms weren’t picking up on possible cancers, NJ resident Lori Safer went to University of Pennsylvania for a 3D mammogram, which revealed a malignant tumor. Since it was found in its earliest stages, before any cancer cells could spread to the lymph nodes, Safer is now cancer-free. Since the FDA approved the first 3D mammogram machine in 2011, doctors have been tracking whether the new technology can detect of breast cancer earlier than traditional mammograms while cutting back on false positives. With Lori Safer’s story and a new study released by the Journal of the American Medical Association, the healthcare industry is well on its way to getting a definitive answer.
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