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New study: Mammograms every other year, not annually

October 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It finds that more than 60 percent of women who get tested each year for a decade will be called back at least once for extra tests that turn out not to show breast cancer. Continue Reading

OPINION: Why block a test that saves lives?

October 14, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Forty years ago, my mother-in-law learned from a mammogram at age 57 that she had breast cancer. We immediately sought the best available treatment. She lived for many happy years and enjoyed precious time with her grandchildren.
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Study: Half of women over 40 get annual mammograms

December 9, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Remember the uproar last year when a government task force said most women don’t need annual mammograms? It turns out that only half of women over 40 had been getting them that often to start with, even when they have insurance that covers screening. The information comes from a review of insurance claims that show what women actually do not what they say in surveys. Continue Reading

Free mammograms available through Minnesota Department of Health

October 10, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is offering free mammograms and Pap tests. Continue Reading