Breast Cancer Screening: New Fuel for an Old War of Words and Data

A controversy that has alternately simmered and boiled for more than 40 years reached a flash point this week when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published recommendations for breast cancer screening with mammography. The recommendation to delay routine screening in average-risk women until age 50 brought out ardent supporters on both sides of the issue, as reflected in coverage by MedPage Today and in consumer and professional media from coast to coast. Although media coverage might...Full Story
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