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4:30pm, July 25, 2014

Scrutinizing screening

Guidelines for breast cancer screening are being questioned as new research reveals the pitfalls of mammography as a screening tool. Laura Beil discussed false positives, overdiagnosis and other concerns regarding cancer detection in “To screen or not to screen” (SN: 6/28/14, p. 22).

Readers responded passionately, sometimes angrily, to the idea of reducing screening recommendations or doing away with mammograms altogether. As with many health care debates, talk turned quickly to money. “So it is OK to spend

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