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Submission + - Panel Says To Skip Breast Cancer Screenings (annals.org)

AlpineR writes: "The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force has changed the recommendation on breast cancer screening (full report). Self examination should no longer be taught. Women in their 40's should skip all screening. Women in their 50's should reduce mammograms from annually to biennially. And women 75 and older showed no benefit from screening.

This change is a shock to many Americans who have personal stories of lives saved by early detection. How do we reconcile those anecdotes with the science and economics of healthcare?"

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