Why Young Women Should Be Getting Mammograms


By Molly Clifton

Harvard researchers warn that most deaths from breast cancer occur in younger women who do not get regular mammograms.

They looked into more than 600 cancer deaths and found 71 percent of them were among unscreened women, and half of them were under the age of 50.

The researchers say their findings go against the 2009 recommendation that only women over 50 should have mammograms.

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