New mammogram guidelines could heighten breast cancer confusion

October 20, 2015 5:00 PM

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New mammogram guidelines could heighten breast cancer confusion

Adding to debate and doubt over the value of breast cancer screening, the American Cancer Society on Tuesday affirmed that mammograms save lives - but for the first time suggested women should start the X-rays later in life.

Until now, the venerable cancer organization's guidance has been simple: Yearly mammograms, starting at age 40, for as long as a woman is in good health.

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