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Time for Mammograms to Be a Thing of the Past?

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In the early 1960s, detecting breast cancer was added to the list when Robert…

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  Time for Mammograms to Be a Thing of the Past?

A new study is merely the latest suggesting that mammograms may net more harm than good. With a new "breast-friendly" procedure in the works, perhaps now is the time to put the mammogram out to pasture.

Are You Dense

The MISSION of Are You Dense, Inc. is to educate the public about the risks and screening challenges of dense breast tissue and its impact on missed, delayed and advanced stage breast cancer to reduce advanced disease and mortality.


Breast cancer screening guidelines... is an educational resource developed to provide breast density information to both patients and health care professionals.

If you're 40 or older and have an average risk of breast cancer, we recommend that yearly screening mammograms should be part of your healthcare.

Three recent advances in mammography include digital mammography, computer-aided detection and breast tomosynthesis.

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends: •Women ages 50 to 74 years should get a mammogram every 2 years. •Women younger than age 50 should talk to a doctor about when to start and how often to have a mammogram.

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