Second Opinion: Mammography

Second Opinion: Mammography

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 8:30pm

Pictured: Dr. Peter Salgo


Credit: WXXI

The controversy over when—and how often—women should be having mammograms has resulted in a wake of confusion.

Now that the new recommendations have been analyzed in the news media, this episode explores the full story behind the recommendations. Learn how to work with physicians to assess risk factors and determine the most appropriate plan of action. Second Opinion "Mammography" airs Thursday, August 29 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Emmy Award-winning veteran host Dr. Peter Salgo returns to incite some of the most open and honest medical conversations found on television today. In each episode of Second Opinion Dr. Salgo presents an actual medical case to a panel of experts that includes three specialists, a primary care physician, a patient diagnosed with the condition, and an expert in doctor-patient communication. The panelists are not allowed to review the case file before the cameras roll. This keeps the conversation authentic — mirroring the doctor-patient exchanges that occur across America every day.

In addition to the weekly broadcast, Second Opinion engages and educates viewers online through a comprehensive Web site at Viewers can find in-depth background on numerous diseases and conditions. Second Opinion also sends out highlights via Facebook and Twitter.

Second Opinion is made possible in part by support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), which has been the major funder since the series’ inception in 2004.