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The Exchange

Making Sense of New Mammogram Guidelines

Finance & Commerce

The American Cancer Society has issued new recommendation, raising the age for screenings from forty to forty five, saying that too many false positives have led to unnecessary and even harmful treatment. Other organizations, however suggest other ages for the test.

This program was originally broadcast on 10/27/15.


  • Nancy Ryan – president of the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition. She is also a survivor of Breast Cancer
  • Dr. Connie Campbell – surgical director of breast health at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester
  • Dr. Gilbert Welch – professor of Community and Family Medicine at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and author of “Should I be Tested for Cancer? Maybe Not and Here’s Why” as well as “Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health”


  • Neil Maniar, vice president of health systems at the New England Division of the American Cancer Society
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