Dr. K. Roxanne Grawe of ROXY Plastic Surgery was recently featured on the WBNS-10TV in Columbus, Ohio discussing the new controversial mammogram guidelines recently released by the U.S. Preventative Services Task force stating that women should start getting mammograms at age 50 for breast cancer screening and stop by age 74.
As the Medical Director of Breast Services for the Mount Carmel Health System, Dr. Grawe works with many breast cancer patients daily, and understands the importance of getting screened early. She was also instrumental in helping to get the new breast cancer reconstruction legislation passed in Ohio.
Dr. Grawe along with other breast surgeons in Columbus are speaking out against this new recommendation and advise that all women start their screening 10 years earlier at age 40. Dr. Grawe also noted: “while physicians still follow national guidelines (such as NCCN or ACR which are well studied and nationally followed), when task forces come up with new and different recommendations, insurance companies might use that to change coverage for patients. This can put physicians in a difficult position when we want to advocate for early screening with our patients and we may have to spend extra resources fighting the insurance companies to follow the correct guidelines.”
You can read more of Dr. Grawe’s interview here.
ROXY Plastic Surgery specializes in breast reconstruction for breast cancer survivors and works with patients to provide the best breast reconstruction option for their needs. Contact us today or call 614-764-7699 to learn more about our plastic surgery services in Columbus, Ohio.