Your money or your breast? Mammogram recommendations could cost women out of pocket

Mammogram controversy
Mammogram controversy

Remember a few months ago when a government panel angered the American Cancer Society -- and a lot of women -- by announcing its new recommendations for breast cancer screenings? Many said "It'll never happen," and thought..."no one will listen..." But a survey by the Avon Foundation for Women released on Monday found a quarter of states in the U.S. have either reduced or eliminated screening mammography and other early detection services for women under 50.

And opponents of the panel's guidelines are crying foul.

According to the Avon survey, states like California, New York, Florida, Illinois and Michigan are among those that have made changes in their state's breast-cancer screening programs since the government panel released its guidelines. This move has angered and confused women.