30 May 2016

Annual mammograms

Most women are advised to go for annual mammograms when they reach the age of 45 or 50, but new research conducted in the USA suggests that this age threshold may have to be lowered. Half of a group of 40 to 44 year old female patients assessed at two major hospitals were found to have a risk for breast cancer that was high enough to warrant annual mammograms immediately. These findings imply that all women should get yearly breast cancer risk assessments from the age of 40 onwards.


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