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Missouri senator says she has breast cancer

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said Monday she has breast cancer and would remain in St. Louis for the next three weeks to receive treatment.


Task force: Mammograms an option at 40, do more good at 50

Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting at age 50. It said 40-somethings …


Task force: Mammograms an option at 40, do more good at 50

WASHINGTON – Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting at age 50. It …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2015

Study: Mammograms haven’t cut rate of advanced breast cancer

A new report raises fresh questions about the value of mammograms.


Cancer-screening money available from Spokane health district

The Spokane Regional Health District wants to get the word out that it has money available for breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings. Over the past year, district officials have …


Kathleen Parker: Let stir be call for better tests

Calm. That’s not a word one hears much these days, but calm is what some are urging in the wake of a new federal report on breast cancer screening.


Sebelius urges individual choices on mammograms

WASHINGTON – A top federal health official said Wednesday that the controversial new guidelines for breast cancer screening do not represent government policy, as the Obama administration sought to keep …


Federal panel urges changes in breast cancer screening

Women in their 40s should stop routinely having annual mammograms and older women should cut back to one scheduled exam every other year, an influential federal task force has concluded, …