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What Age Should We Screen for Breast Cancer?

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What Age Should We Screen for Breast Cancer?

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Breast Cancer What Age Should We Screen for Breast Cancer?The American Cancer Society recommends that women undergo an Annual Mammogram starting at age 40. Their guidelines have not changed. But you may have heard about the recommendations from the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF)- which is a Government Panel of doctors. This USPSTF claims that women don’t need them until age 50.  They say that there are more false positives when you start screening at age 40 which cause anxiety and unnecessary biopsies.

As far as I know, nobody has ever died from a false positive or the anxiety associated with a false positive. Did you know that screening women in their 40s reduces breast cancer deaths by 15%?…..

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Stay tuned for an article on cancer preventing foods- how eating right and sound nutrition can lower your risk of developing breast cancer.

 

 What Age Should We Screen for Breast Cancer?

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Kristie Finnan is a Registered Dietitian/Licensed Nutritionist, Freelance Writer and Published Children's Author. She is the Mom of 3 and Food Snob with a passion for Nutrition Education, Healthy Kids Foods, Marketing and Social Media. Kristie is the Creative Director/Editor for www.DivaDietitian.com and www.KidsLoveFood.com & Founder of www.DoylestownNutrition.com. Diva Dietitian blogs in Full Disclosure. Please see: http://kristiefinnan.com/about/disclosure.

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