HEALTHBEAT Do mammograms really save lives?
There's a common belief that routine mammograms save lives - but do they really?
A provocative article appearing in the latest edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine examines this claim and con... Posted on 10/27/11 at 10:14 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Good News!!
June O3, 2009..as I lay awake early this morning, I wondered.."How lucky am I?" I had recently discovered that two of the neighbor girls that used to babysit for me had Breast Cancer.... Posted on 6/20/09 at 2:30 AM
Mammograms have done surprisingly little to catch deadly breast cancers before they spread, a big U.S. study finds. At the same time, more than a million women have been treated for cancers that never would have threatened their lives, researchers estimate.
Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer
, November 22, 2012
Effective July 1, Women’s Way is covering screening mammograms for clients ages 40-64. That is right, starting at age 40!
Until now, the organization was able to provide screening mammograms starting at age 50, and covered women under 40 only when followup was recommended. These funds are provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The American Cancer Society and other medical associations recommend that breast cancer screening begin at the age of 40. This 10-year difference between “recommended screening” and “provided screening” left many women without access to early detection services.
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