New breast cancer guidelines: Creating clarity or confusion?

October 26, 2015 7:50 PM

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The American Cancer Society aimed for clarity with revised breast screening guidelines released last week, but Seattle-area doctors and patient advocates worry that most women will still be confused about their care.

Women at average risk of breast cancer should start getting mammograms at age 45, and get them annually until age 55, when they should be screened every other year, the new guidelines say. Plus, women can skip routine breast checks.

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