November 20, 2009

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

By Kelley Luckstein

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 continue to recommend mammograms for women in their 40s…


The task force isn't telling women in their 40s not to have mammograms, but rather to talk with their doctors and weigh the risks and benefits. Making an informed decision isn't as easy as it sounds, said Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, director of Mayo's breast clinic.


Pioneer Press by Jeremy Olson, 11/18/09

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

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