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Vitter Comments on Study Showing Mammograms Benefit Women Under 50


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Sen. David Vitter today made the following comments about a new study showing that breast cancer screenings for women in their 40s cut their risk of death by nearly 30 percent. Last year, Vitter successfully passed an amendment to stop the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's recommendation from limiting access to mammograms for women under 50.

"This extensive study supports what I've been saying all along. A group of bureaucrats shouldn't take this important option away from women and their doctors," said Vitter. "There's ample evidence to support the benefit that many women under 50 receive from early-detection screenings, and it makes no sense to limit their access to a vital tool in the fight against this terrible disease."

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