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The following is a guest post by Yolanda Taylor, integrated communication director at AARP.
Annual mammograms not required for women over 50
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.
Senior patient in doctor's exam room - routine medical testing
If you're 75 or older, you don't need routine screening for breast, colorectal and prostate cancer.
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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