Don't Alter Cancer Screening Plans Just Yet
Byline: GUEST VIEWPOINT By Michael Milstein
I am a practicing radiologist in Eugene who has been involved with women's imaging locally for more than 15 years.
In the interests of women in this community, I feel compelled to discuss the recent recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concerning breast cancer screening.
Any radiologist who reads mammograms is used to controversy. It seems that every five years or so, questions concerning the benefits of screening mammography arise, creating controversy in the scientific and medical communities as well as in the lay press.
While this debate may be annoying to radiologists who feel as though they repeatedly must justify what they do, such controversies have had the beneficial effect of strengthening the scientific …
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Publication information: Article title: Don't Alter Cancer Screening Plans Just Yet. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Register Guard (Eugene, OR). Publication date: November 24, 2009. Page number: A9. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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