The Breast Diaries

Government Mammography Task Force Vs. You

September 26th, 2011

Top 9 Reasons Why the Government Panel Recommendations on Mammography are Bad for Your Health

If the 2009 USPSTF (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force) recommendations are followed, as many as 20% of breast cancer deaths will be in women who could have been saved. The USPSTF knew this when they issued their report.

1. The Task Force’s own data shows that the most lives are saved by starting mammography screening at age 40, but they chose to ignore that data. They made a value judgment as to how much a woman’s life is worth. The science clearly shows that starting annual…

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