The American Cancer Society has updated its guidelines for women’s breast cancer screenings. The new update recommends that women at typical risk for cancer start screenings at age 45 as opposed to age 40. “…woman with an average risk of developing breast cancer should discuss screening around the age of 40 years, and she should be provided with information about risk factors, risk reduction, and the benefits, limitations and harms associated with mammography screening…” [ Read the story here ]

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