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05/13/2015 11:17 am ET Updated May 13, 2015

Is Controversy Over Mammograms Looming?

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The issue of mammogram coverage is about to return to the Washington agenda.

A draft recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force last month echoes a similar recommendation made in the fall of 2009. Namely, the task force recommends mammogram screening every two years for women ages 50 to 74 but does not recommend universal screening before age 50: “The decision to start regular, biennial screening mammography before the age of 50 years should be an individual one and take patient conte

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