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TribBlog: Anita Perry Says Women Should Disregard New Breast Cancer Recommendations

First Lady Anita Perry is speaking out against new breast cancer screening recommendations made by a federal task force last month.

Texas First Lady Anita Perry is speaking out against new breast cancer screening recommendations made by a federal task force last month.

Mrs. Perry said today that women over 40 should continue to get mammograms every year, despite the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's recommendation that women 40-49 do not need routine mammograms, and women 50-59 should get them every other year.

“One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and one in five of those diagnoses will be made in women between the ages of 40 and 49,” Mrs. Perry said. “...Annual mammograms for anyone over 40 are, and will continue to be, important tools in the battle against this disease."
 

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