Breast Cancer, ACP And Dr Taryn Rula discussed on KNX Afternoon News with Mike Simpson and Chris Sedens

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Nearly two hundred seventy thousand American women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. This comes amid debate and conflicting recommendation. For mammograms sixty five percent of women forty and over have had a screening in the past two years. And now there are new guidelines for some women CBS, Dr Taryn Rula has more. The ACP says evidence shows annual mammographies can lead to more harm such as anxiety over false, positives and unnecessary testing. And that annual mammograms versus biennial show. No significant difference in breast cancer death rate. The new guidance is meant to provide clarity to existing and sometimes conflicting screening recommendations. The ACP also said Dr should not use clinical breast exams to screen for breast cancer. The American college of physicians recommends the majority of women getting mammogram every other year beginning at age fifty and younger women should speak to their doctors about the

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