Mammography News

THE LAST WORD? Official U.S. health recommendations are usually issued in obscure government bulletins or scientific journals. But it was Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson himself who stepped to the podium last week to issue the government's final take on the mammography controversy that has raged for months among breast-cancer specialists. The bottom line: a strong endorsement of mammography and the current National Cancer Institute recommendation that women 40 and older get a mammogram every year or two.

"Mammography is an important and effective early-detection tool that helps to save lives," said Thompson, whose wife learned that she had...

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