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American Cancer Society Abandons ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Advice On Mammograms

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.

October 20, 2015

Study: Mammograms Can Find Cancer At Earlier Stages In Older Women

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 […]

August 5, 2014

Mammograms Save Lives, But They’re Also Overrated, New Study Says

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 […]

April 2, 2014