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Medicine: Breast Cancer / Screening #953120

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Studio: John McKenzie) The heated debate over recommendations made by an independent task force for cutbacks in mammograms for women over 40 featured; details given about the revolt against the new relaxed screening guidelines. [Linda BENITEZ†, Gabrielle RINGQUIST†, Nancy RITTER†, Joan LONERGRAN†, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Dr. Sharon Rosenbaum SMITH†, Maria DOMINGUEZ†- speak against the revised guidelines.] Concerns insurance companies will limit what they will cover noted.

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Boston: Tim Johnson) The questions about why the panel is making dramatic changes based on old breast cancer data, how mammography saves lives despite the false positives & the need for a public debate discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
McKenzie, John;
Johnson, Tim

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