Items Tagged ‘breast cancer screening guidelines’

July 15, 2012

Mammograms Down 6% After Guideline Change

By Mystery User

The number of women in their 40s receiving mammograms dropped nearly 6% the year after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its 2009 breast cancer screening guidelines, new Mayo Clinic research says…The decrease is small but significant, said report co-author Nilay Shah, PhD, assistant professor of health services research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, […]

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Tags: American Medical News, breast cancer screening guidelines, Dr. Nilay Shah, mammograms, U.S. Preventive Task Force


November 25, 2009

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

By Kelley Luckstein 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 […]

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November 25, 2009

Breast Wars: It’s Not Just Mammograms

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

In the furor over last week’s recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that women not begin having regular mammograms until they are 50, and then have them every two years from age 50 to 74 rather than annually (with exceptions for women at high-risk for the disease), another of the task force’s findings […]

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Tags: breast cancer screening guidelines, mammograms


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