The narrative that mammograms save lives and that you are safe if you have a clear mammogram is just not always true. It’s catchy and it’s an objective, bright line that makes marketing and advertising easier. We’ve traded the shaded truth for a generally accurate slogan and a false sense of security.
No one is ever responsible for mutating cells growing without brakes.
That being said, it is vitally important that every person is aware of their body and seeks out medical advice when there are. Paying attention, self-exams, mammograms, well person checks, cultivating relationships with medical professionals, etc., are all important in being and staying healthy.
Just don’t think a mammogram is everything.