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Cancer Group Dials Back Mammogram Recommendations

In a significant and controversial shift, an influential U.S. medical association has urged women to wait until age 45 before beginning annual mammogram screenings for breast cancer. The American Cancer Society, which had for years taken an aggressive approach to screening, previously recommended that women with an average risk of breast cancer be checked each year from age 40. But the group has now changed its advice because evidence failed to show enough lives were being saved. In...

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