Despite new guidelines, women in 40s still getting mammograms

May 16, 2013 2:10 AM

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Despite new guidelines, women in 40s still getting mammograms

BALTIMORE, May 15 (UPI) -- Despite updated U.S. recommendations that women wait until 50 for routine breast cancer screenings, women in their 40s are still being tested, researchers say.

Dr. Lauren D. Block, a clinical fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, said in 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force sifted through the research and recommended women ages 50-74 should undergo mammograms every two ...

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