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Gynecologist: 'Pardon my cynicism' over new mammogram guidelines

To the editor: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is once again recommending mammograms only every other year starting at age 50. It argues that more frequent mammograms don't save lives and subject women to the “stress” of false positives. ("Breast cancer screening recommendations clarify science but muddy political waters," Jan. 11)

Pardon my cynicism, but this isn't about stress; it's about money.

Mortality should not be the only standard in determining the frequency of breast-cancer screening....

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