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Medicine: Cervical Cancer / Screening #961302

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 20, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) New guidelines for cervical cancer screening introduced.

(Studio: Jennifer Ashton) The new recommendations for Pap smears reviewed. [American Cancer Society Dr. Leonard LICHTENFELD†- says they fit with good science.] [University of New Mexico Dr. Alan WAXMAN†- comments on the development of cervical cancer. [Valley Hospital/Columbia University Dr. William BURKE†- notes the risk in treating pre-cancerous changes in young women.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Studio: Jon LaPook) Changes in medical guidelines featured; details given about changes in advice on hormone replacement therapy, prostate cancer and aspirin. [Diagnostic radiologist Dr. Susan DROSSMAN†, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Sheila ROTHMAN†- cite patients’ concerns.] [2 WOMEN – react to new screening guidelines.] The new guidelines for mammography mentioned.

(Studio: Katie Couric, Jennifer Ashton, Jon LaPook) Whether the new guidelines for mammograms are about controlling cost and the fallout from the new recommendations discussed.

Reporter(s):
Couric, Katie;
Ashton, Jennifer;
LaPook, Jon;
Jennifer, Katie Couric,
Duration:
00:05:00

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