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3:52 pm
Wed December 2, 2009

Whitfield Critical of New Mammogram Research

Washington, D. C. – Kentucky U. S. Representative Ed Whitfield is denouncing new breast cancer screening recommendations. Whitfield says the recommendations by the U-S Preventative Services Task Force could lead to rationing of women's healthcare. The Congressman links the new recommendations, which would not require women between the ages of 40 and 49 to get screenings, to healthcare reform legislation. Whitfield worries the recommendations will result in many women being blocked from receiving care. Nearly three thousand breast cancer cases will be diagnoses next year in Kentucky alone.