MPPR Rollback and Mammography Protections in Consolidated Appropriations Act: A Victory for Patients and Providers

Friday, December 18, 2015
The American College of Radiology (ACR) applauds Congress for including access to imaging care protections for the most sick and injured of Medicare beneficiaries and women seeking mammograms in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The legislation was passed by the House and Senate today (Dec. 18). 

Thousands Respond to Call to Action against USPSTF Mammography Guidelines

Friday, November 20, 2015
The American College of Radiology (ACR) activated its grassroots Radiology Advocacy Network (RAN) Oct. 26 to support legislation that would establish a two-year moratorium delaying the implementation of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft recommendations for screening mammography. Since its initial call to action, the RAN has garnered over 8,000 letters to Congress asking for support of the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act. In response, 18 additional House members and four more senators announced support for the bill. 

Sandra Lee: I’m cancer-free thanks to early detection

Monday, November 2, 2015
TV personality, author and philanthropist Sandra Lee criticizes the American Cancer Society's guidelines for breast cancer screening in an Op-Ed published in the New York Post. She writes, "how, in good conscience, can anyone be expected to look at a daughter, a niece, a sister or a friend and tell them to take their chances until they are 45? Not me — not my family. These new guidelines will almost surely cost some women their lives." Lee is a breast cancer survivor and underwent a double mastectomy in May. 

ACR and SBI Continue to Recommend Regular Mammography Beginning at Age 40

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
As our shared goal is to save the most lives possible from breast cancer, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) continue to recommend that women get yearly mammograms starting at age 40. New American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines, and previous data used by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to create their recommendations, state that starting annual mammography at age 40 saves the most lives.

Pa. mandates 3-D mammogram coverage

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Women in Pennsylvania who undergo breast cancer screening with the latest advance, three-dimensional mammography, will not be charged extra for it. Gov. Wolf's office announced a new policy Monday under which insurers must cover all screening mammograms, including the 3-D versions, at no out-of-pocket cost to consumers.

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