The Antidote

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Friday, November 20, 2009

And more recommendations for less screening...

This time from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), for later and less frequent cervical screening among young women. A number of people interviewed by the NYTimes once again don't seem to acknowledge that there might be harms from screening; in fact, one of the ACOG guideline authors points out quite a few harms, that she claims makes the case for limiting Pap smears more compelling than that for limiting mammography.


At 8:12 AM, Blogger Ed Gross said...

These sensible recommendations will be politicized and opposed for many wrong reasons, the primary (real) one being an opportunity to exploit uncertainty about the source, ignorance of the science, and fear of change. Let's hear it for the disloyal opposition!


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