Getting your annual Mammogram in conjunction with an MRI can be a cost-effective way of improving life expectancy in women at high risk for breast cancer. A team of radiologists at General Hospital in Boston, Ma. conducted a study to determine the costs and benefits of mammography. Read their findings here.
Women in their 40s should not get routine mammograms for early detection of breast cancer, according to updated guidelines set forth by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Before having a mammogram, women ages 40 to 49 should talk to their doctors about the risks and benefits of the test, and then decide if they want to be screened, according to the task force.
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