Biennial mammograms now recommended for woman 66 to 89

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 6:29 PM

According to the latest research, older women may not necessarily need to have a mammogram every year.

A large national study found getting mammograms every other year was just as beneficial as annual screenings for women between 66 and 89-years-old.

Biennial screenings did not result in higher rates of advanced breast cancer.

The new testing guidelines also have another benefit. It cuts down on the number of false positive results     in this age group.
 

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