After the US Preventive Services Task Force recently released new guidelines for breast cancer screenings there has been a fair amount of confusion and controversy. See recent press coverage below.
Abramson Cancer Center clinicians and researchers weigh in on newly released breast cancer screening guidelines... Click here to view
American Cancer Society Responds to Changes to USPSTF Mammography Guidelines... Read More
They said that the number of cancer cases detected from such screening was too low, and that too many biopsies and further tests were being done in women who had hard-to-interpret test results but who turned out not to have the disease... Read More
Which Hospital Are Ignoring New Mammogram Rules?
New recommendations for breast cancer screening that brewed a storm of controversy and confusion were formally rejected Wednesday by the Obama administration and by medical centers across the country... Read More
The New York Times
The mammogram storm: Benefits vs. risks
Common sense tells women that while mammography is an imperfect, inadequate defense against a disease that will kill 40,000 of them this year, it is better than nothing.
No wonder new breast-cancer screening guidelines issued this week by
the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force went over with a thud... Read More
NEW YORK - For many women, getting a mammogram is already one of life's more stressful experiences.
Now, women in their 40s have the added anxiety of deciding if they should even be getting one at all.
A government task force said Monday that most women don't need
mammograms in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at
50 - a stunning reversal and a break with the American Cancer Society's
long-standing position... Read More