Open discussion: The new mammogram guidelines

Filed in Gather Health Essential by on November 18, 2009 0 Comments

I’d like to read your perspective when medical practice and personal experience meet. This NewsQ Commentary dives right in:

“A government health task force released a report Monday stating that women in their 40s shouldn’t bother getting mammograms. According to its research, only one life in 1,000 is saved. If so, that life is mine and, not to sound egotistical, I like to think it was worth saving.”

Are the guidelines about costs? What about that one life? How does this tie into the other issues facing healthcare today? Or doesn’t it?

This is an open discussion, so you’re welcome to link to your related Gather articles or other online resources. Your comments & articles may be quoted on Minnesota Public Radio or American Public Media web sites.

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Julia Schrenkler
Interactive Producer
Minnesota Public Radio
Objects in Mirror

 

More:
* News Cut: Mammogram panels?
* Today’s Question: What do you think of the new guidelines discouraging mammograms for women under 50?
* MPRNewsQ: Health coverage collection

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