November 25, 2009

Minnesotans speak up in support of new breast screening recommendations. But are they being heard?

By Kelley Luckstein

In recent days, a few local voices of reason have managed to rise (faintly) above the din of fear-mongering that has dominated media reports on the new breast cancer screening recommendations issued last week by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)…


 On Monday, Paul Scott, a freelance writer based in Rochester, Minn., (and who wrote this Second Opinion blog while I was on vacation last fall) took the Mayo Clinic to task in the Rochester Post-Bulletin for rejecting the task force’s evidence-based guidelines. “Mayo is hardly the only organization reluctant to stand behind this unpopular but objective science on breast cancer screening,” wrote Scott.


MinnPost By Susan Perry, 11/24/09

Tags: Breast Cancer, breast cancer screening guidelines, Cancer

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