Annual mammograms starting at age 40 lower risk of mastectomy

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-03-2003
Annual mammograms starting at age 40 lower risk of mastectomy
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Tue, 12-07-2010 - 1:57pm

Call it a breast brouhaha: A new study released last week is once again stirring up controversy over mammogram guidelines.

The study, presented Thursday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), found that annual mammograms beginning at the age of 40 greatly reduce the risk of having a mastectomy in women under 50.

Have you had your first mammogram?
Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002

I'm all for early screening!

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