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A Mammogram Update: New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

A Mammogram Update: New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Back in May 2015 I wrote a post entitled Moms, Get Your Mammograms.   I gave some (hopefully!) clear advice about when to obtain a first (baseline) mammogram and when to get clinical and self breast exams, because the information out there is confusing.  It’s conflicting.  Even the medical community grapples repeatedly with the when-and-how-often of screening.  And they have done it again:  in October of 2015, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released an updated set of guidelines regarding breast cancer screening.   So I’d like to share with you some of the new recommendations, focusing on the information we women…

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