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New mammogram recommendations according to a US panel.

New mammogram recommendations according to a US panel. The recommendations for screening for breast cancer have again changed. Younger women and black women are having an increased incidence of breast cancer diagnosis and mortality rates of black women diagnosed with the disease are increasing. The main change according to the NY Times is that women of generally low risk and good health should be screened at 40 years of age, instead of 50  as previously recommended, by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. It is unclear why more younger people are now being diagnosed, however, as I have always said Read More »