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It was another hot summer evening and we had just finished consuming the remainder of a sumptous barbecue. I was just about to have a sip of my wine when one of the women at the dinner table, announced that her doctor had convinced her that mammograms cause cancer. This statement of course evoked a response which I immediately suppressed. I have learned over the years that a knee jerk reaction to statements made in a social setting does not generate long-term friendships. I immediately thought to myself, how on earth did she come to believe this? Consequently, I decided this was going to be the subject of today’s post. So what are the radiation risks and what should we