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Thank you, Rep. Tom Latham

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 10:50 a.m. CDT

From Dr. Bob Filippone, radiologist, Greater Regional Medical Center

Creston

Letters are often an opportunity to criticize our leadership in D.C., but for a change, I want to say: Thank you, Rep. Tom Latham!

As a doctor specializing in breast cancer screening, I applaud Rep. Latham’s efforts to push for Medicare to cover 3D mammography. The latest research shows 3D mammograms reduce the number of women called back for unnecessary additional testing by up to 40 percent and detect up to 40 percent more invasive breast cancers earlier than a traditional mammogram. It’s what I offer the women who visit my practice, and every mother, daughter, sister and friend deserves access to this technology – which can save lives and save money.

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