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Latest Findings Back Mammograms for Women in Their 40s
Date:10/15/2010

for women in their 40s that should end. Randomized controlled trials show a benefit beginning at age 40."

But even while the debate continues over the value of mammography in younger women, Brawley said, "Let's also remember that one-third of women in their 50s and 60s don't get screened."

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View the American Cancer Society guidelines on mammograms.

SOURCES: Daniel Kopans, M.D., senior radiologist, breast imaging division, Massachusetts General Hospital, professor, radiology, Harvard Medical School, and member, American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Commission; Deborah Axelrod, M.D., associate professor, surgery, and director, clinical breast programs and services, NYU Cancer Institute, New York City; Kristin Byrne, M.D., chief, breast imaging, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; Otis Brawley, M.D., chief medical officer, American Cancer Society


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