What’s a woman to do?

And, the debate over mammography continues. This time, it’s the American Cancer Society causing a stir. The organization revised their recommended breast cancer screening guidelines and it’s already causing some dissention.  ACS said the updated guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for breast cancer screening for women at average risk of breast cancer. Details are in the Oct. 20 Journal of the American Medical Association. What does this…

Most surgeons still encourage annual, earlier mammograms

The vast majority of surgeons continue to recommend that women 40 years old or older with an average risk for breast cancer get annual screenings for the disease. This conflicts with a 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation that such women be screened every two years beginning at 50 years old and continuing through age 74. […]