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Mammogram Recommendations

The "Expertise Fallacy" and Cancer Screening Recommendations

Dr. Paul Marantz | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Paul Marantz

There is a pernicious aspect of this "expertise fallacy": once you understand that patient-level experience cannot provide useful information to assess screening, it becomes clear that clinical experience tends to provide misleading information. Among the many reasons for this:

Too Young for a Mammogram? Too Average? The Discussion Continues

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Women
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

After decades of educating the public about the importance of early detection, the new guidelines are indeed confusing and controversial. In the new guidelines, the recommended age for annual screening mammography was increased from age 40 to age 45 for women "of average risk for breast cancer."

New Studies for an Old Story: Mammography Screening Isn't Saving Lives

Fran Visco | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

We need to refocus our resources and attention on the two things that really matter: (1) stopping men and women from getting breast cancer in the first place -- primary prevention; and (2) preventing metastasis if they do.

Government Task Force Sticks With Controversial Advice About Mammograms

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, ...

The Truth About Mammograms (And Whether You Should Get One)

Posted 04.13.2015 | OWN

Why some women are turning down this potentially lifesaving test. By Laura Beil Caroline Rhoads, 53, has never had a mammogram. When she...

Should Women In Their 40s Be Screened For Breast Cancer?

Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 09/09/2013 06:30 AM EDT on LiveScience Whether women in their 40s benefit from getting mammograms t...

The 5 Health Tests Women Can't Ignore

Barbara Dehn | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

When it comes to women's health, there are five health tests that have saved lives and helped improve the quality of life for millions of women, and yet are still underutilized, ignored or forgotten about.

Catherine Pearson

Are Young Women Rejecting Mammogram Guidelines? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.19.2013 | Women

It has been more than three years since a high-profile medical task force issued controversial guidelines saying that most women age 40 to 49 should n...

Mammograms Every Other Year Don't Raise Advanced Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, March 18 (Reuters) - In the latest installment in the mammogram debate, a new study finds that getting a...

Mammograms Suck, So Can We At Least Have A Nice Robe?

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 04.13.2013 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

Just sayin'.

New Study May Change How You Feel About Mammograms

Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty

When it comes to detecting breast cancer, no one disagrees that mammograms -- x-ray imagining of breasts -- are an important tool for finding changes ...

Suspected Drug-Popping Couple Is 1st Netted By 'Caylee's Law' For Tot Found In Closet

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 08.23.2012 | Crime

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- As a 2-year-old girl lay dead in the closet of a South Dakota home, another child invited two young neighbors over to take a look...

Catherine Pearson

Susan G. Komen Accused Of 'Overselling' Mammograms | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.03.2012 | Women

Susan G. Komen For The Cure has misled women about the benefits of mammography, two Dartmouth professors charge in an op-ed published in the British M...

Surprise? Half Of Women Over 40 Are Skipping Mammograms

AP | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN ANTONIO -- Remember the uproar last year when a government task force said most women don't need annual mammograms? It turns out that only half of...

Mammograms May Not Benefit Women Over 50

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES — Mammograms don't help women over 50 as much as has been believed, new research suggests. Only a third of the reduced risk of deat...

The Great Mammography Debate: "Peace of Mind" Or "Power Of Me?" What Kind Of Person Are You?

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

The new task force recommendations on mammograms are not a blanket, one-size-fits-all prescription for every woman. Guidelines should never replace a dialogue with your own doctor that considers individual risk.