American Cancer Society eases mammogram recommendations

October 20, 2015 5:00 PM

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American Cancer Society eases mammogram recommendations

A radiologist examines breast X-rays after a cancer prevention medical check-up. (REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier)

In a major shift, the American Cancer Society is recommending that women at average risk of breast cancer get annual mammograms starting at age 45 rather than at age 40, and that women 55 and older scale back screening to every other year.

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