Breast Cancer: To Screen Or Not To Screen

Will new evidence lead to earlier mammograms?

Women in their 40s who are unsure about whether to get mammograms can be forgiven their confusion. The medical community seems to be equally at sea: The debate has gone back and forth for years. Now, taking on the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which does not recommend regular mammography for low-risk women in their 40s, the American Cancer Society (ACS) on Mar. 24 called for yearly screening.

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