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Screening mammograms: One recommendation may not fit all

By: Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributing Editor To date, official recommendations on when and how often a woman should have a screening mammogram, have been based on risk factors (such as age, a family history of breast cancer, a personal history of radiation to the chest), genetic testing (the BRCA test, for example), or troubling results from a previous biopsy. Race and ethnicity have not officially factored into the equation yet. Does…

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