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    Mammograms Effective from Age 40, Study Says

    CNN's The Chart Blog | Elizabeth Landau

    Amid the controversy over the age at which women should begin having mammograms, a study from Sweden supports starting breast cancer screening at age 40. That conclusion goes against the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued guidelines recommending against mammograms for women ages 40 to 49. The announcement of those guidelines sparked an uproar among advocacy groups. Later, the task force said it had communicated the guidelines “poorly,” and emphasized that women should still be able to choose to have mammograms at age 40 – it just shouldn’t be automatic.

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