PLYMOUTH, Minn., July 11, 2014 – Consulting Radiologists, Ltd’s very own Dr. Lisa Schneider was selected to kick off Allina Health’s Walk with a Doc event at Plymouth Creek Center on July 7.
The Walk with a Doc event is designed for all ages and fitness levels to encourage the community to take an hour-long walk with a local physician for fitness and conversation.
Dr. Schneider, a CRL Radiologist, walked on behalf of Abbott Northwestern’s Piper Breast Center and spoke on controversies of mammography screening.
It is suggested that mammography screening should start at age 40 for all women and be an annual exam, but recent studies are beginning to question this guideline.
In a 2009 report, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force stated that women should not start routine mammograms until age 50 because studies have shown the tests have high false-positive rates.
Dr. Schneider suggests that evidence from radiologists and breast center workers as well as controlled studies have proved otherwise.
If there is breast cancer in a first-degree relative such as your mother or sister, screenings should start 10 years younger than when the relative was diagnosed.
She also stated that mammography screening has been proven in these studies to decrease mortality rates in all ages, and that 25% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are between the ages of 40 and 49.
For more information on the event visit www.walkwithadoc.org, or to schedule a mammogram contact CRL Imaging Southdale at 952-915-4320.
About the program:
Walk with a Doc is a national program, started by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio, that encourages patients to incorporate physical activity into their lifestyle. There are more than 100 programs around the world.
View Dr. Schneider’s Walk the Doc interview with KARE 11: Watch Interview