Clearing up the confusion around mammograms

[KARE11, January 27, 2016] It's understandable that women are confused about breast screening guidelines. Earlier this month, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued its final recommendations saying mammograms should be done every 2 years starting at age 50. Those guidelines contrast with others. The American Cancer Society suggests yearly mammograms starting at age 45. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says women aged 40 should start annual mammograms. Dr. Lisa Schneider, a breast imaging specialist from Allina Health's Piper Breast Center talked with KARE 11 about the confusing recommendations.

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