American Cancer Society: Get Mammography By 40

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced that it would no longer recommend routine mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 49, a group that accounts for about one out of six breast cancers. Otis W. Brawley, the Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society, disagrees.  "We cannot underestimate the importance of mammograms in detecting breast cancer at its early, most-treatable stage." Read more...

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On Monday November 16, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced it would no longer recommend routine mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 49, a group that accounts for about one out of six breast cancers. The recommendation is based on data that find that mammograms do reduce the risk of death in these women, but apparently not enough deaths to recommend that all women 40 to 49 should be screened.


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