Firestorm over New Mammogram Guidelines

Mammogram“An influential group’s new recommendations about mammograms for younger women set off a furious debate Monday that left women without clear guidance about how best to protect their health.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a government-sponsored group whose work is closely followed by doctors and insurance companies, is now advising that healthy women in their 40s may not need routine breast screening.

Mammograms help save lives, but they also can be unreliable, identifying benign growths as cancerous, missing other tumors that are malignant and sometimes leading to medical interventions of questionable benefit.” (Chicago

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