Items Tagged ‘breast cancer screening’

December 16th, 2016

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Editor, Karl Oestreich;  Assistant Editor: Emily Blahnik   Chicago Tribune Is bone broth the next hot health trend? […]

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January 15th, 2016

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly News Summary

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Heather Privett  with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Editor, Karl Oestreich;  Assistant Editor: Carmen Zwicker   Star Tribune Mayo Clinic spending $92.7 million on buildings, equipment […]

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January 15th, 2010

Mayo Clinic urges women to stick to normal mammogram schedules

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Mayo Clinic is recommending women to continue receiving mammograms beginning at age 40, despite warnings from a federal advisory task force that such screening can be counterproductive and even dangerous…   However, Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, director of Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic, said mammograms are still the best screening tool to reduce breast cancer deaths. Additional […]

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January 15th, 2010

Annual Mammography Screening Should Continue to Be Covered at Age 40, says Mayo Clinic

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended in November 2009 that routine breast cancer screening begin at age 50, instead of 40 as previously advised.   Discussions in the Senate and the House are leading toward an amendment in the pending health care bill that would provide insurance coverage for annual mammograms beginning at […]

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November 23rd, 2009

Both Sides: If clinic is truly science-based, it can’t ignore the facts

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

For months now, Mayo Clinic has led the charge toward reforming health care by encouraging evidence-based medicine. Mayo has argued that it obtains better outcomes for its patients at less cost by using empirically-supported treatments. That is a fancy way of saying that when a Mayo doctor selects a certain treatment, he or she generally […]

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November 20th, 2009

Breast Exam Guidelines Raise Furor

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

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 […]

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November 20th, 2009

Mayo Clinic, Fairview Southdale Hospital reject new guidelines for breast cancer screening

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

An influential federal task force may be discouraging routine breast cancer screenings for women in their 40s, but that doesn’t mean Minnesota doctors are going to change their practices.   Breast clinics at the Mayo Clinic and Fairview Southdale Hospital flatly rejected the recommendations issued Monday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Both will […]

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November 19th, 2009

M.C. doctor disagrees with breast cancer report

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Nearly half the cases of breast cancer in North Iowa occur in women who a recent  government report said do not need regular mammograms, according to a Mason City doctor.   Dr. Gary Swenson, director of Breast Imaging at Forest Park Imaging Services, Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, criticized a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force report […]

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November 18th, 2009

Roundup: Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Mammogram Recommendations Draw Widespread Anger New guidelines saying women between the ages of 40 and 50 should not receive mammograms to screen for breast cancer have met a groundswell of rejection from many medical centers, breast cancer survivors and numerous doctors — some of whom have advised their patients to ignore the recommendation.   The […]

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November 17th, 2009

First Coast physicians question new mammogram guidelines

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Joy Fashauer was just following her doctor’s orders when she got her first mammogram.   “My doctor just said, ‘You’re 40. You’d better start your mammograms,’” she said.   Nine years later, the Southside woman is a staunch supporter of mammography, even though the screening method failed to detect a lump in her right breast […]

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