U.S. Panel 'Clarifies' Mammogram Advice

April 20, 2015 11:50 PM

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A committee that's been attacked for its controversial mammogram recommendations for half a decade clarified that advice Monday, saying they have been misunderstood.

The panel says women in their 40s can get mammograms every year if they want to, but said it really needs to be up to a woman to decide if she wants to risk the anxiety of getting a false positive result — one showing a breast lump that turns out not to be cancer, after all.

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