The Issue of Mammograms and Age Summary of article Baute (2009) reports on the debate over mammograms, which is basically between medicine and nursing. Women under 50 do not have access to the Ontario Breast Screening Program which has quality mammograms, monitoring and follow-up. If they go through OHIP, they are not monitored. Just last week, a U.S. task force recommended that women over 50 only need mammograms every two years. A medical oncologist at Sunnybrook agrees with the task force that false positives result in anxiety, further tests, biopsies and complications ( Baute ). Meanwhile, women advocates and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation want women to have access to mammogram screening at age 40. Vicky Yakabuski is an example...The end:
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