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Do you support the new mammogram guidelines set out by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force?

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Poll Results: 1,402 votes
57%
No.
 
25%
Other.
 
18%
Yes.
 





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Andrea A.
Wednesday August 5, 2015, 8:31 AM


Not sure

Barbara V.
Friday May 22, 2015, 7:25 AM


Not sure

Ed V.
Friday May 22, 2015, 6:24 AM


Not sure

Andrea A.
Friday May 15, 2015, 11:51 AM


Not sure

M.N. J.
Tuesday May 12, 2015, 1:21 AM


I come from a family with a history of breast cancer, and I thought the guidelines were sensible when they were announced, and I still think they are sensible. False positives don't save lives.

"Six years ago, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) caused a stir when it changed long-held breast-cancer-screening recommendations and advised women to wait until age 50 rather than 40 to start getting mammograms. The task force also said women should do it every other year, and women under age 50 were told that the choice to get mammograms at their age was an individual one.

"The new draft guidelines suggest women ages 50 to 74 get a mammogram every two years and women ages 40 to 49 should make their own decision on whether to start screening in consultation with their doctors. The task force also concluded that there was not enough evidence to make a recommendation for or against mammograms for women ages 75 and older, 3-D mammography or additional screening besides mammograms for women who have dense breasts."

http://time.com/3826474/new-breast-cancer-screening-recommendations/

Sue H.
Friday March 13, 2015, 8:26 PM


Probably.

Andrea A.
Friday February 20, 2015, 5:28 AM


Not sure

John B.
Sunday February 1, 2015, 6:47 AM


No.

Aaron Bouchard
Friday January 30, 2015, 12:03 PM


Don't know about the guidelines.

Magdalena J.
Wednesday January 7, 2015, 10:18 AM


Thank you!



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