Controversy Over New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended this week that women should begin getting routine mammograms at the age of 50 instead of the previously recommended age of 40.

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Guided Therapeutics Study Reveals Cervical Screening Shortcomings

A clinical trial by Guided Therapeutics (GT), a biotechnology company specializing in women’s health, found that current screening methods for cervical disease missed the disease nearly a third of the time.

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Two Studies Cast Doubt On Common Prostate Cancer Test

A common prostate-cancer screening test may be largely ineffective, according to two new studies. Scientists in the U.S. and Europe found that the PSA blood test saves few lives and leads to unnecessary treatments for large numbers of men.

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