NIH Mammogram Recommendations

Committee members heard testimony concerning whether the federal government should reissue a guideline outlining when women should begin… read more

Committee members heard testimony concerning whether the federal government should reissue a guideline outlining when women should begin getting themselves tested every year for breast cancer. Federal officials, cancer experts and advocates testified about the need for testing women every year before they reach the age of fifty and what impact such information might have on women’s desire to get mammograms. The controversy began last month when a National Institutes of Health advisory panel could not decide to reissue the old pamphlet which told women to begin yearly breast cancer screening once they reached the age of forty. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Susan Blumenthal Assistant Secretary Department of Health and Human Services->Women's Health
  • Susan Braun President and CEO Komen (Susan G.) Breast Cancer Foundation
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NIH Mammogram Recommendations

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Program ID:
78630-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 5, 1997
Last Aired:
Feb 9, 1997

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  • Feb 05, 1997 | 9:15am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 05, 1997 | 9:38pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 06, 1997 | 2:09am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 09, 1997 | 12:19pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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