After a thorough review of the benefits and limitations of mammograms, the nation’s top cancer-fighting organization is advising women that they can wait until they are 45 years old to start using the tests to screen for breast cancer.
By Carol M. Ostrom, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — When a mammogram detects breast cancer in a woman age 75 or older, it’s more likely to be early stage disease that can be treated less aggressively, according to a study of thousands of patients in a Seattle cancer registry. Dr. Henry Kaplan of the Swedish […]
By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The idea that American women would benefit by having fewer mammograms — and having them less frequently — remains controversial. A new study tries to help women and their doctors understand why less can be more when it comes to breast cancer screening. The U.S. Preventive […]