More Revealing News About Mammograms
Past News ReleasesRSS
Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation, and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study finding that women aged 40 to 49 are generally disregarding new findings from the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) warning against mammograms for this age group.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/more-revealing-news-about-mammograms) notes, the benefits and risks of mammogram screenings have been debated for years, but according to the USPSTF, women between the ages of 40 and 49 should not get routine mammograms.
As the article “More Revealing News About Mammograms” reports, the USPSTF’s recommendation caused a lot of controversy in the medical community. Everybody weighed in on the issue, with other respected organizations recommending mammography screening for all women, including those who are only in their 40s.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article states that in a recent study published in the journal Cancer, a research team found that mammogram rates haven’t declined in any age group following the USPSTF’s warning. In other words, young women are continuing to get mammograms.
As the article notes, what the study shows is that each woman can make her own choice. Even after a large national organization—the USPSTF—published its own recommendations advising against routine mammogram screening, women still disregarded that information and continued getting screened.
In response to these findings, Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin recommends women weigh the pros and cons of having a mammogram and that they discuss these factors with their doctor.
(SOURCE: Pace, L.E., et al., “Trends in mammography screening rates after publication of the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations,” Cancer April 19, 2013.)
Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin is a daily e-letter providing natural health news with a focus on natural healing through foods, herbs, and other breakthrough health alternative treatments. For more information on Doctors Health Press, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com.
Doctors Health Press believes in the healing properties of various alternative remedies, including traditional Chinese medicine. To see a video outlining the Doctors Health Press’ views on traditional Chinese medicine, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/chinesemedicine.