Breast Exam Guidelines Raise Furor

Posted on November 20th, 2009 by Kelley Luckstein

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius tried to dispel concerns Wednesday that new guidelines on breast-cancer screening threaten insurance coverage for the procedure amid a growing debate about the guidelines among patients, medical professionals and legislators…

 

Many others disagree with the new guidelines, including the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "Every day we discover invasive breast cancer in a woman age 40-50," said Sandhya Pruthin, director of Mayo's Breast Clinic.

 

Wall Street Journal  by Shirley Wang, 11/19/09

Tags: Breast Cancer, breast cancer screening, Cancer, mammograms

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