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December 25, 2011
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When should you get a mammogram?

The controversy over mammograms continues: This past summer, results of a nearly 30-year Swedish study found that 30% fewer women die from breast cancer if screened regularly.

What the study doesn't do is recommend the best age to start getting mammograms and how often to have them. And there lie the points of contention: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says to start at age 50 and repeat every two years; the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists all say to start at age 40 and get screened annually.

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