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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lawmakers Urge HHS To Oppose USPSTF’s Mammogram Guidance

The Hill (5/7, Ferris) reports that “several lawmakers who have survived breast cancer are urging the Obama administration to oppose new recommendations that say women under age 50 shouldn’t be screened annually for the disease.” According to the Hill, “Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) – who have both battled breast cancer – joined 60 other members of Congress to condemn recent guidance from” the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), “which advises against regular mammograms for younger women.” In a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, lawmakers wrote, “Years of science and medicine have shown that appropriate screening can lead to early detection and save lives.” 
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