Breast Cancer Advocates Not Buying New Guidelines, Mammogram Wars: Experts Feel The Backlash

Nov 19, 2009, NPR, National public Radio.

The message that breast cancer screening saves lives has taken root, and powerful breast cancer advocates who promote this message have earned women’s trust. Perhaps that’s why there’s such a backlash against new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that advise against routine screening for women under age 50.

by Allison Aubrey

Angry reaction to new government-funded guidelines on mammography has grown so hot that Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, is trying to put out the fire.

by Richard Knox

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