Angela Thornton, a quintessential “people person,” has always loved the company of friends and family. She bakes cakes from scratch and cooks old-fashioned soul food recipes, always enjoying entertaining at her home in Washington, D.C.
More than three years after a federally appointed panel of experts said most women don't need annual mammograms, a new study of mammogram rates shows that older women have pretty much ignored the advice.
About 40 percent of women having mammograms have dense breast tissue that not only increases their risk of breast cancer but can also obscure tumors from view in a mammogram.
The New York Times had an interesting piece on a heated debate about the fact that women in their 80s and 90s aren't being urged to get mammograms on a regular basis.
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