News tagged with mammograms

Mammogram guidelines spark debate over health bill

(AP) -- Lawmakers broke along party lines on a new aspect of the health care debate Sunday as a former National Institutes of Health chief urged women to ignore guidelines that delay the start of breast cancer screenings.

dateNov 23, 2009 in Health
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GOP: Health test recommendations could affect care

(AP) -- Republicans are seizing on this week's recommendations for fewer Pap smears and mammograms to fuel concern about government-rationed medical care - and to try to chip away support by women for President Barack Obama's ...

dateNov 21, 2009 in Health
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Sebelius: Women should get mammograms by age 40

(AP) -- Women should continue getting regular mammograms starting at age 40, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday, moving to douse confusion caused by a task-force recommendation two days ...

dateNov 18, 2009 in Cancer
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New mammogram advice raises questions, concerns

(AP) -- For many women, getting a mammogram is already one of life's more stressful experiences. Now, women in their 40s have the added anxiety of trying to figure out if they should even be getting one at all.

dateNov 16, 2009 in Cancer
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A serving of soy a day can help keep breast cancer away

( -- It is estimated that 40,170 women will die from breast cancer in 2009, and while much less common in men, they are not immune to the disease. It is estimated that 1,910 diagnoses of invasive breast cancer ...

dateOct 23, 2009 in Cancer
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