July 3rd, 2012

Fewer Younger Women Are Getting Mammograms

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In the year after an expert panel’s recommendation that women delay regular breast cancer screenings until age 50, the number of women in their 40s undergoing mammograms slightly declined, a new study shows. The study, carried out by the Mayo Clinic, found a drop of roughly 6 percent in the number of mammograms among these younger women, a change that the researchers called modest but still significant… “I don’t think we expected a huge impact from the guidelines,” said Nilay D. Shah, an author of the study and a researcher at the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

 

New York Times (blog) by Anahad O’Connor

Tags: Breast Cancer, breast cancer screenings, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Dr. Nilay Shah, mammorgrams, New York Times, Research

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