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Thursday, June 18, 2015

ACR’s Dr. Monticciolo Explains Why Women Should Seek Annual Mammograms Beginning At Age 40

In a US News & World Report (6/18) article titled “How Often Do You Really Need A Mammogram?,” ACR Breast Imaging Commission Chair Debra Monticciolo, MD, explains why women should still seek annual mammograms beginning at age 40. According to the article, the ACR “stand[s] firm on yearly mammography starting at 40.” Dr. Monticciolo said, “Every major group with expertise in breast cancer care and the USPSTF agree that annual mammography saves the most lives.” She added, “From a woman’s perspective, this is the most important reason to have a mammogram – to decrease the chance that she will die of breast cancer.” 
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