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On Mammograms and Their Value: A Breast Surgeon Weighs In

By Dr. Elisa Rush Port
When it comes to recommending yearly mammograms and affirming that mammograms save lives, let’s stop getting hung up on technicalities. Let’s stop re-crunching the numbers until they give us a different answer, and accept what the data demonstrates: From age 40—not age 50—yearly mammograms save lives.
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The Folly of Limited Screening for Breast Cancer

By Women's Voices for Change Medical Advisory Board
On Monday evening, the way that we are supposed to recommend breast cancer screening to women was radically shaken to the core and has left many physicians and their patients angered and confused. Mammograms have been one of our great triumphs in the early detection of cancer, resulting in fewer deaths from breast cancer in women over the age of 40.…
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Alternative to Painful Mammograms?;Women Skeptical of “Fountain of Youth Ads”

By Womens Voices for Change
Because you keep putting off that mammogram: For those of us who find mammograms awkward, uncomfortable, even painful, the news this week buzzed with possibly-helpful ideas: A little lidocaine might help. A study out of Idaho suggested that a normal anesthetic gel helps some women endure the procedure with significantly less discomfort. “Mammography saves lives, and we would like women…
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