The study raises the uncomfortable possibility that some women who believe their lives were saved by mammograms were actually harmed by cancer screenings that led to surgery, radiation and even chemotherapy that they didn’t need.
By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
The American Cancer Society has revised its mammogram guidelines, recommending that women with an average risk of cancer start screenings at age 45, not 40. Judy Woodruff examines the guidelines and the debate with Dr. Richard Wender of the American…
By PBS NewsHour
Women can wait to have their first Pap test for cervical cancer until age 21, and can wait longer between screenings than recommended in the past, according to new guidelines released Friday.
A government medical task force recommended major changes in breast cancer screening guidelines Monday, suggesting that most women should not begin getting routine mammograms until age 50, and then only once every two years.
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