When Should Women Seek Mammogram

A new report out Monday threatens to reignite the fierce debate over when women should get mammograms.

It shows that many women diagnosed with breast cancer before age 50 who died had not ever been screened — and the authors suggest that guidelines should be changed to encourage earlier, regular mammograms for all women. But other experts called the study flawed and said it would confuse women more than they already are.

Mammogram screening has been a sticky subject for years and there was an uproar when the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said in 2009 that most women should not start getting regular mammograms until they are 50.

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