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Medicine: Breast Cancer / Screening / Love Interview #960893

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 16, 2009
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(Los Angeles: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Nancy Snyderman) A major change in the recommendations on mammograms examined; details given about the new guidelines for breast cancer screening. [Nyack Hospital Dr. Patricia JOSEPH†- worries about screening only every 2 years.] [US Preventive Services task force Dr. Diana PETITTI†- states there are harms from starting screening early.] [American Cancer Society Dr. Len LICHTENFELD†- supports annual screening.]

(Los Angeles: Brian Williams) Live in-studio interview held with breast surgeon Dr. Susan Love about the new guidelines. [LOVE – says the guidelines are in line with what everybody else in the world is doing; says the mammogram is not a good tool in young women; says it is rationing of the best kind.]

Williams, Brian;
Snyderman, Nancy

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