Another study evaluating the value of mammograms for younger women finds that screening can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer for women in their 40s.
That recommendation met with outrage from breast cancer specialists, while other organisations, including the American Cancer Society, continued to recommend annual mammograms for women in their 40s. To further stir the pot, a Norwegian study released last week found that routine mammograms accounted for only about one-third of the decline in breast cancer death rates seen recently. The value of mammograms for women 50 and older is not in question.
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