Mammograms beneficial for all ages

April 22, 2008 1:58:04 PM PDT
Mammograms can benefit women of all ages.

A new study finds women ages 80 and older who have regular mammograms significantly reduce their chances of being diagnosed with late stage breast cancer. Yet only about 20 percent of women in this age group get mammograms regularly, according to the study in the journal of clinical oncology.

The study suggests that mammography benefits may have no age limit and that women should consider being screened on a regular basis, even into their 80s and possibly 90s.


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