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How often should women get mammograms

A new report out today threatens to reignite the debate over when women should get mammograms.

Researchers at Harvard found that 65 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer before age 50 who died--had never been screened.

The authors of the study suggest changing guidelines so that younger women get regular mammograms.

Other experts call the study flawed and say the screenings can often lead to a false positive.
 
In 2009, federal experts said most women should start with annual mammograms when they turn 50.

 
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