A viewer reached out to 5 On Your Side after receiving an alarming letter about the facility she relied on for her annual mammograms.
ST. LOUIS — Doctors say that time is of the essence in a cancer diagnosis. Mammograms are a screening tool intended to catch breast cancer as early as possible, even when a self-exam shows no reason for concern.
A call to the 5 On Your Side I-Team revealed that, for thousands of women in our area, mammograms at a specific imaging center may have given them a false sense of security.
Kristi Howard was a patient at Watson Imaging Center in late 2017. She had done a self-exam and wanted a professional opinion.
“I had felt a lump and it just made me kind of anxious,” said Howard.
Howard’s doctor recommended a mammogram. The one she got at Watson in South City assured her everything was …