Guidelines say mammograms under 50 should be up to patient, provider

04/3/2007 | CNN

New guidelines from the American College of Physicians suggest that the decision of whether women in their 40s should receive mammograms should be up to the women and their medical providers. The benefits of screenings for women in their 40s are not uniform and younger women should weigh their personal cancer risk and consult their provider about whether to receive regular mammogram screenings, the guidelines say.

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