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Cancer group's mammogram advice: Start later, get fewer

...familiar with their breasts and aware of any changes, which should be evaluated by their doctors.The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, whose guidelines have historically influenced Medicare coverage, made waves in 2009 when it recommended...
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Seeking help: Cancer services and programs in Juneau

...when they should get screenings, they should talk to their physician, and can also check out the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's and the American Cancer Society's websites for more information. For those recently diagnosed who need...
What cancer screenings and when?

...cancers; this list is not exhaustive. Different national standards vary on screenings, such as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Consult your physician for a personalized cancer screening schedule based on your health, risks and history...
New view on mammograms

...other contentious medical issue: "Consult your personal physician." The recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force shouldn't be discarded outright by a medical establishment that has grown accustomed to viewing mammograms...
Outside editorial: Irrational about health care rationing

...canceled a meeting to discuss guidelines for preventive care. The 15 primary-care physicians who make up the Preventive Services Task Force, an independent group sponsored by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, review the evidence...
Mammogram debate and a false economy

...therapy is one example where women were forced to weigh conflicting medical advice. Moreover, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force isn't nixing mammograms. They acknowledge the test's early detection benefits. But here's what galls...


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