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New Study on Mammography


Oct. 7, 2010 – A new study out of Sweden reinforces the argument that women should follow American Cancer Society guidelines for annual mammograms starting at age 40. That is also the recommendation of the Siteman Cancer Center. In this episode of Cancer Connection, Siteman breast radiologist Catherine Appleton, MD, says the new study should end any debate about when women should begin getting mammograms. Appleton says the bottom line is that early detection typically leads to a better prognosis, and women should begin getting screened at age 40.