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Younger Women Still Getting Mammograms

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New research shows younger women are still getting mammograms, even though a federal task force recommends differently.

In 2009, the United States Preventative Services Task Force recommended against annual mammograms for women at average risk for breast cancer between the ages of 40 and 49.

Many groups, including the American Cancer Society, still recommend that women start annual mammograms at age 40.

The American Cancer Society estimates about 232,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year in women.

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