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Don't Stop Breathing

There’s a weird thing the radiology nurse says as you lie on the biopsy table waiting for more pictures of your right breast – a body part you never thought might try to kill you. 867 more words


New Recommendations For Mammograms. Should You Follow Them?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has just come out with its latest recommendations on when you should start having mammograms, and how often you should get them. 380 more words


Most surgeons still encourage annual, earlier mammograms

The vast majority of surgeons continue to recommend that women 40 years old or older with an average risk for breast cancer get annual screenings for the disease. 367 more words


For Women in Their 40s, Experts Say Mammograms Are a Personal Decision

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50, according to draft U.S. 974 more words

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Most Women Should Not Get Yearly Mammograms, Group Says

Six years ago, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) caused a stir when it changed long-held breast-cancer-screening recommendations and advised women to wait until age 50 rather than 40 to start getting mammograms. 639 more words

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today’s my birthday. I am truly appreciative to be alive. The outcome could have been tragic and very different. Last year on my birthday I was unaware that a 3 inch tumor was slowly growing. 523 more words

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Breast Cancer Screenings - Too Much?

Some may question how women’s annual mammograms can be too much, and maybe even unnecessary.

Each year, we as a nation spends $4B on follow-up tests and treatments. 122 more words

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