Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Expert Equates Personalized Mammography Screening To Healthcare Rationing

Aunt Minnie (9/16, Yee) reports that an opinion piece published online Sept. 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology asserts that “personalized” mammography “screening equates to healthcare rationing.” Aunt Minnie interviews the author of that commentary, Dr. Stephen Feig, of the University of California-Irvine, who pointed out, “Studies have found that not screening supposedly lower-risk women – that is, those without a family history of the disease or dense tissue – would miss 80% of breast cancers.” Dr. Feig added, “If you cut back on screening, you’ll reduce the number of lives saved – it’s that simple.” 

Categories: 2015, September, News, Screening and MammographyNumber of views: 10050


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