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Study Shows Benefits Of Starting Annual Screening Mammography At 40.

HealthImaging (8/30, Walter) reports that research suggests “starting annual screening mammography for breast cancer at age 40 helps detect a significant number of cancers.” The article points out that “some advocacy groups, including the American College of Radiology, recommend starting annual screening at age 40, while other groups, such as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), recommend women wait and begin biennial screening at age 50.” The study was published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. 

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Author: Alan Boyce
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