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Panel shifts breast-exam policy

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has further reduced its recommendations on mammograms, which were already less rigorous than those of other groups such as the American Cancer Society.


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Breast exam guidelines now call for less testing
Article | Women in their 40s should stop routinely having annual mammograms and older women should cut back to one scheduled exam every other year, an influential federal task force has concluded, challenging the use of one of the most common medical tests.

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