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Groups back panelís stance on mammograms

December 2, 2009
by Jessica Zigmond
Modern Healthcare

In a letter to both the chairman and ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, nearly a dozen U.S. health and prevention organizations defended the U.S. Preventive Task Force's recent recommendations on breast cancer screenings.

The groups-which include the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Public Health Association, and the Trust for America's Health-said there have been numerous misstatements in the media about the recommendations, including one about the task force recommending that women between the ages of 40 and 49 not receive mammograms.

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