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Preventive Medicine

Women’s Health: Confusing New Mammogram Guidelines

By Preventive Medicine, Primary Care, Women's Health 4 Comments

A preventive medicine task force just suggested that women not have mammograms in their 40’s and should only be screened every two years after that. And don’t bother with breast self-exam or your doctor’s breast exam. And the gynecologists’ task force declared that no women should have Pap smears before age 21 and less frequently thereafter. What to make of this? Ask your doctor, they say. How do we make sense of this?

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