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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Changes to Mammography Guidelines?

The following link is an article on the American Cancer Society’s website concerning the recent statement by the USPSTF changing the guidelines for when and how often women should get mammograms:

Interesting. I think this line is particularly important, “The American Cancer Society continues to recommend annual screening using mammography and clinical breast examination for all women beginning at age 40”.

Personally, I’ll listen to them, but will insurance companies? I understand that screening at 40 is more expensive, I understand it increases health care costs, and I understand there are margins of error. But I also know early detection is paramount in fighting and curing breast cancer. But more importantly, I know this decision will greatly impact women’s lives and limit our choice. This will effect our mothers, sisters, daughters…every woman in our lives.

In my opinion, and the American Cancer Society’s opinion, the guidelines should not change

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