Friday, October 23, 2015

In Defense Of Old Mammography Guidelines

In response to new mammography guidelines from the American Cancer Society, the Washington Post covered the controversy in their 10/20/2015 piece: "Why this Harvard radiologist still recommends women get mammograms at age 40".

They interviewed Dr. Daniel Kopans, professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Kopans discussed why age 40 should be retained as a better threshold than 50 for screening, as well as issues of overdiagnosis and insurance coverage.

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