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The big squeeze : a social and political history of the controversial mammogram

Author: Handel Reynolds
Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press/Cornell University Press, 2012.
Series: Culture and politics of health care work.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 2009, an influential panel of medical experts ignited a controversy when they recommended that most women should not begin routine mammograms to screen for breast cancer until the age of fifty, reversing guidelines they had issued just seven years before when they recommended forty as the optimal age to start getting mammograms. While some praised the new recommendation as sensible given the smaller benefit women  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reynolds, Handel, 1963-
Big squeeze.
Ithaca : ILR Press, 2012
(OCoLC)808344446
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Handel Reynolds
ISBN: 9780801450938 0801450934
OCLC Number: 784448716
Awards: Winner of Second Place Winner, Consumer Health Category, Ame.
Description: 121 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the mammography story --
Timing is everything --
First exposure --
The aftermath --
A tale of two epidemics --
Age is nothing but a number --
Pulling the plug on granny --
The house that mammography built --
Overdiagnosis : mammography's burden.
Series Title: Culture and politics of health care work.
Other Titles: Social and political history of the controversial mammogram
Responsibility: Handel Reynolds.

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This concise book chronicles the often turbulent history of screening mammography since its introduction in the early 1970s.  Read more...

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"The Big Squeeze gives a short and interesting view of the social and political history of mammography.... Reynolds... retells the so-called truth of mammography screening, and he gives a balanced Read more...

 
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