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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

ACR Recommends Starting Breast Cancer Screening Early For Those At High Risk.

Aunt Minnie (1/24, Yee) reports that the American College of Radiology released guidelines recommending that “women at high risk for breast cancer should start annual mammography screening before the age of 40, and they may benefit from supplemental screening modalities such as breast MRI.” The guidelines were published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. A team led by Dr. Debra Monticciolo of Texas A&M University and Scott & White Medical Center also suggests that all women should be “evaluated for breast cancer risk” by age 30. The piece outlines some of the factors that place a woman at higher risk.

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Author: Nicole Hardy
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