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Screen Savers: Understanding the Current Thinking on Screening Mammograms

The US Preventative Services Task Force recommends that routine mammography screenings start at age 50, rather than at age 40, but other groups vehemently argue that this practice would result in more women being diagnosed with advanced-stage breast cancer as opposed to earlier when the cancer is presumably in a more treatable form.

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Deconstructing The Angelina Jolie Effect

In the months after actress and activist Angelina Jolie told the world that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy because of her increased risk for breast cancer, the number of women who were referred for genetic counseling doubled!