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General Medical · News

Mammography, Like Democracy, is Imperfect But Essential: New Guidelines Wrong

By Reichman, M.D. Bonnie
(The piece below is second in a series of responses by WVFC’s Medical Advisory Board to the new screening guidelines for breast and cervical cancer issued last week. Check back later for word from Dr. Elizabeth Poynor on cervical cancer screening and from Dr. Allen on the cumulative effect of both. — Ed.) Breast cancer is every woman’s greatest fear. …
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General Medical · News

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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