Breast cancer remains the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths for women in the United States. One of the leading weapons in the fight against breast cancer is mammography. Recently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued new mammogram screening guidelines. While the guidance may be seen by many as a clear direction on treatment, it has only added to the confusion about the true effectiveness of screening protocol.
As of July 2011, the ACOG recommends that women begin having annual mammography screenings. The rationale for this position is that incidence of breast cancer in America is high, the period between detection and symptomatic growth of the cancer improves with more frequent mammograms, and that early detection tools are the keys to reducing the risk of death. This new guideline is a slight departure from the ACOG’s prior recommendation of mammograms every one to two years for woman aged 40, but annually for those over 50.
Breast cancer screening guidelines have been a source of debate for some time. In 2009, the United States Preventive Services Task Force weighed in on the issue. The Task Force, reviewing and analyzing new data, suggested a different protocol. Instead of screening starting at age 40, the Task Force recommended biennial mammography screenings for women aged 50 to 74. However, a change in the screening process could lead to many doctors failing to diagnose and detect the cancer.
Groups such as the American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology strongly disagreed with the Task Force’s recommendation and announced that they would continue recommending annual screenings starting at age 40, which is consistent with the new ACOG guidelines.
Mammograms, according to some breast care experts, are imprecise and can lead to inaccurate results. These results have led to patient anxiety and unnecessary treatments and procedures. Still, mammograms are seen as a vital tool in reducing breast cancer mortality in the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predict that 450 men and 39,520 women will die from breast cancer in 2011. The CDC also estimates that another 2,140 men and 230,480 women will be diagnosed with the condition this year. Early detection has been the key to saving lives. While the medical community debates proper treatment courses for patient, the real test is that doctors need to tailor patient care based on the individual’s needs
Recovery on behalf of the 16-year-old girl injured by electrical malfunction
Jury verdict in a catastrophic injury case
Settlement for a fractured arm in Passaic County
Settlement for a woman in Bergen County injured in a trucking accident
By Teresa R Perez - January, 2018
I have had a great experience thus far. The personal injury process is stressful and they have been helpful and courteous in getting me the right referrals. I was injured while visiting NJ and live in another state, my case is not an easy one but they are working diligently to help. I appreciate the personalized attention and highly recommend this firm.Read More
By Miriam Smith-Leone - December, 2017
The law office was great with my back and neck injury. They directed me to the right doctors and got me a huge settlement. Being a single mom, it help pay off all my debt and bills. Me and my kids can have a bill free christmas, with plenty of food and happiness, stress free. They are the best ever and I would highly recommend them to anyone rich or poor, who has been in an accident and need legal help...Read More
By L C - October, 2017
After the misfortune of suffering an injury, I had the good fortune to choose Seigel Law to represent me. During my initial meeting with Jan Seigel, I found him to be extremely confident and reassuring---he totally put me at ease. I was represented by Mark Mc Bratney---an EXCELLENT attorney. He was supportive and professional through the entire process, and provided an excellent outcome for my case.Read More
By Liliana Paredes - October, 2017
Honest, trustworthy and very straight forward. In unvarnished truth Jonas Siegel will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go. Jonas has tenacity coupled with a degree of tenderness, but never losing site of the end goal, which is to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his clients. I defenetly recoment this law firm. Thanks for helping me out in my case.Read More
By Oren Goldshmidt - September, 2017
I'd like to thank everyone at segal law for the amazing experience they provided me. From the moment I stepped in to the end of the case , segal and his team delivered exactly what they promised. I couldn't have received any better treatment from a law firm. Any concerns, questions or problems I had were addressed and dealt with accordingly...Read More
"The lawyers at Seigel Law know how to get you the results you want. Jan Seigel and His team returned every one of my phone calls, listened to me and worked with me to a desirable outcome. Seigel Law definitely goes above and beyond to protect the injured." - B.M.
"After my car accident, my life turned into a disaster. Dealing with everything became impossible. Jan Seigel and his people helped me with every aspect of my injuries and the insurance companies so I could focus on healing. They helped me through everything and they got me what I was due." - M.P.
"I found the personnel to be very efficient, and work very quickly. I'm happy that I was referred to this firm, because I found that I was very comfortable working with them." - F.V.
"Amazing. I have to say they were very supportive and were able to give me tons of information. I didn't feel rushed and felt they truly cared about my well-being. Their website is also extremely helpful and well setup." - T.D.