|Many years ago I was invited to host my own local (Dallas) radio talk show on KSKY Radio. During an early Saturday morning show, I referenced the dangers associated with what I termed “ERE” or Excessive Radiation Exposures. Regarding these ERE’s, I taught that regular annual mammograms were, in my humbled opinion, exposing women to far too much radiation.|
A nurse called in and read me the riot act, but I stood my grounds, contending that in the 1980’s we just didn’t have enough information about how much exposure was too much! When I was proven correct decades later, I wondered where that nurse was and what she thought about the announcement that breast cancer rates had declined significantly since women decided to stop getting their mammograms annually.