My friend Robert Davis writes about five popular falsehoods he's seen this week in the "the widespread confusion, consternation, and even anger that the new (US Preventive Services Task Force mammography) guidelines have unleashed." His five:
1. This is all about saving money.
2. This is about rationing.
3. Early detection saves lives.
4. The fact that I or someone I know was saved by a mammogram proves that more testing is better.
5. The shifting recommendations prove that scientists are clueless.
Read his entire column. He's a smart guy and his summary is insightful.