Research finds mammograms can find signs of heart disease at same time as breast cancer
Sure, we all know mammograms can detect early breast cancers and, therefore, save lives.
But we didn't know until recently that the tests may also red-flag heart disease.
|Dr. Harvey Hecht|
It takes "less than 15 seconds to analyze," he said.
Heart disease kills 10 times more women than breast cancer, the story indicated.
|Dr. Laurie Margolies|
The pair presented their findings at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Chicago about the possibilities of the "unappreciated tool" in effect doing double duty.
Questions about the efficacy of mammography? They may be answered in "Rollercoaster: How a man can survive his partner's breast cancer," a VitalityPress book I, Woody Weingarten, have aimed at male caregivers.