Public comment on the new guidelines from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force is open through May 8.
By Laura Santhanam
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
In other news, Ben Bernanke defended his tenure as Federal Reserve chairman before Congress on Thursday, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested using money left over from the Wall Street bailout to create more jobs.
Ray Suarez sits down with medical experts to talk about possible changes to the U.S. health care system as Congress prepares to vote on a major overhaul.
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.
Newly-released guidelines on when, and how often, women should be screened for breast and cervical cancer stirred questions -- and confusion -- this week. Margaret Warner talks to health experts for insight.
Women can delay their first screening for cervical cancer until age 21, and be screened less often than recommended in the past, according to new guidelines issued Friday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
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.
Cancer experts Wednesday released a list of symptoms they say are early warning signs of ovarian cancer. Catching ovarian cancer early increases five-year survival odds from 35 percent to 90 percent. An oncologist outlines the guidelines.
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