Concern at TV mammography coverage

Australian women are still not being told the full story about the potential harms of breast screening, experts say.

The concern has been sparked by Channel Nine’s widely watched Today show, which last week promoted breast screening without mentioning the risks of overdiagnosis or overtreatment.

The segment, in which presenters Lisa Wilkinson and Georgie Gardner had mammograms live on air, also encouraged women to start screening from the age of 40 and to regularly check their own breasts — neither of which is