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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Speaks Out on Mammogram Controversy

By Sarah Breger

The recent release of an expert panel’s recommendation that mammography screenings be scaled back has drawn fire from women, lawmakers and health care professionals.

But for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, in this case, the personal is political.

Wasserman Schultz was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 41, which she discovered though a self-exam. In March, Schultz introduced a bill to teach women about early detection.

The Democractic senator from Florida has been making the rounds on political talk shows attacking the guidelines. Stopping by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews two nights ago she said: Continue reading