No mammogram until you're 50. Will you wait?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
No mammogram until you're 50. Will you wait?
Wed, 05-04-2011 - 2:14pm

According to iVillage Health Day News:

WEDNESDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. health task force stunned much of the medical world and many women in November 2009 by recommending that most women didn't need to get their first mammogram until age 50.

But a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds that women in their 40s want their mammograms, and two-thirds of them weren't even aware of the task force's recommendations. READ MORE: POLL: Women in Their 40's Want Mammograms

What do you think-If you are not quite 50 yet, will you wait?


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Registered: 02-27-2001
Fri, 05-06-2011 - 9:14am

I'm definitely over 50 so it doesn't apply to me but I would never recommend to my daughter to wait that late.


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