ICYMI: May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015

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Some lawmakers make personal pitch to oppose new breast-cancer screening guidance

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (CBS News) — Congresswomen who have survived breast cancer are taking issue with new recommendations by an independent task force that advises against women younger than 50 receiving annual mammograms.

“As a young survivor of breast cancer who was diagnosed at age 41, I am a living testament to the importance of breast cancer awareness in young women,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida said in a statement opposing the new screening guidances.

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