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In Shift, New Guidelines Set for Mammograms

The American Cancer Society changed its recommendations for how often women over 40 should get mammograms, further stoking concerns about the potential costs and perceived benefits of less frequent testing.

X-Ray Technologist Donna Fehl, prepares to scan a patient on a mobile mammogram machine at a clinic in Port Arthur, Texas, M…

The American Cancer Society changed its recommendations for how often women over 40 should get mammograms, further stoking concerns about the potential costs and perceived benefits of less frequent testing. The new guidelines suggest women start getting mammograms at 45 and then have annual tests between 45 and 54. Previously, women over 40 were encouraged to get screenings. (KERA)

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