On Monday, the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ Preventive Services Task Force recommended — among other departures from long-held practices — that women wait until age 50 to get routine mammograms.
Perhaps because this comes in the wake of the Stupak-Pitts amendment that severely limits a woman’s access to abortion, this does not set well with everyone.
Here are the new recommendations. Tell me I’m getting all conspiracy-theorist and I will at least half-listen, but we all know women whose breast cancer was first detected while those women were in their 40s.
And here’s a bit more on the topic.