July 3, 2012

Fewer Younger Women Are Getting Mammograms


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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