Line One: Screening for Breast Cancer

In December of 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released updated breast cancer screening guidelines, sparking controversy in the media, and medical and political communities nationwide. The updated guidelines advise against regular screening mammography for women between the ages of 40 and 49, replaces annual mammography with a mammogram every other year for women 50 to 74, and stops all breast cancer screening for women over the age of 74.

This month Ned Calonge, MD, MPH (Chair of the USPSTF) will be touring Alaska  discussing evidence-based medicine, the USPSTF process for translating evidence into clinical recommendations, and the 2009 USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations. Dr. Calonge responds to questions from KSKA listeners on the breast exam guidelines Monday afternoon at 2:00 pm on KSKA’s Line One: Your Health Connection.

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LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, August 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEAT BROADCAST: Monday, August 30, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.


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