Disparities in Breast Cancer

Should Screening Age for Women With Family Breast Cancer History Be Lower?
A new study published in the American Cancer Society journal Cancer reconsiders when to begin mammogram screening if a woman has a first-degree family relative diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer screening guidelines recommend that women whose sister, mother, or daughter have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are otherwise at average risk get screened ten years earlier than the relative diagnosis age. However, there is little evidence to support the long-standing recommendation. ...
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