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His mother died of breast cancer five years ago.
Proposed rule would require breast density reporting and enhance the FDA’s ability to enforce compliance.
Some women should start screening earlier because they are at higher risk for developing breast cancer or having more aggressive disease.
This age group accounted for 16 percent of all patients diagnosed with screening-detected cancers in a recent study.
Screening rates for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer are still below public health targets.
Black women and others at elevated risk should be evaluated by age 30.
But as many as 40 percent of women who qualify for mammograms aren’t being screened.
This is particularly true among people who have false-positive breast or prostate cancer screening results.
A new study advises against prior mammogram recommendations.
A genetic test can identify women who have a very low risk of death from breast cancer after surgery. Plus: Adding MRI to mammograms.
Experts are now calling for women not to start yearly mammograms until age 45.
The heated medical debate over the benefits and drawbacks of mammograms may soon come to an end thanks to new, more accurate technology.
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