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Mammogram Controversy Continues

The shock waves from a 2009 recommendation on the usefulness of mammograms for younger women is still resounding in the medical community. That federally-funded task force says mammograms should be optional for women under 50. The recommendation was based on data that suggests that mammograms are not that reliable at picking up cancers in younger women.

The controversy resulting from the study illustrates that breast cancer remains not only a deadly disease that claims too many women’s lives but also a deeply emotional issue for women.