And, the debate over mammography continues. This time, it’s the American Cancer Society causing a stir. The organization revised their recommended breast cancer screening guidelines and it’s already causing some dissention. ACS said the updated guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for breast cancer screening for women at average risk of breast cancer. Details are in the Oct. 20 Journal of the American Medical Association. What does this… Read More What’s a woman to do?
The vast majority of surgeons continue to recommend that women 40 years old or older with an average risk for breast cancer get annual screenings for the disease. This conflicts with a newly released draft statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and its 2009 recommendations that most women be screened every two years beginning at 50 years old and continuing… Read More Most surgeons still encourage annual, earlier mammograms
This post is based on my recent news report in Digital Journal Results of a new study from Norway show that 15 to 25 percent – or about one in four – cases of breast cancer found through routine screening mammography is over diagnosed and would never have posed a health risk for the women had… Read More New Study Adds to Screening Mammography Controversy
more breast cancer ed, and new screening controversy… Read More Breast Cancer Ed Part of New Health Law