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Mammography




There is controversy over how often women between 40 and 49 years of age should have screening mammography.

A new study in the JAMA reports that women in this age group should have a mammography more often rather than less often.

The authors studied over 28 thousand women and found that while modern mammograpny won't find every tumor, screenings are nonetheless important.

That was especially true for women under fifty, whose tumors were found to be more aggressive with a faster growth rate.

Therefore, it is even more important to screen those women in their 40's often, such as annually, to try to find the tumors early.




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