Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New mammography guidelines

This is the best analysis I've seen on the new mammography guidelines and what went wrong:
A tone-deaf message on mammograms by Ellen Goodman

and you've just got to love Barbara Ehrenreich's view:
Not So Pretty in Pink: The Uproar Over New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Here are some other excellent articles on the topic:

Does Mammography Screening Save Lives? Let's Talk About It by Barbara Brenner of Breast Cancer Action

The New Guidelines for Mammography by Susan Love, MD, of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

Making Sense of the New Mammography Recommendations, Breast Cancer News, Susan G. Komen for the Cure

New Mammogram Guidelines Are Causing Confusion, But Here’s Why They Make Sense by Our Bodies, Ourselves

I keep adding articles as I see them.

1 comment:

Anne Lawrence said...

This is the first time I see anything negative about mammography in Chandler AZ. What exactly are the side effects? I think I'd rather risk whatever small side effects a mammogram might have than risk getting breast cancer, wouldn't you?