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Mammogram guidelines fail to persuade women
Los Angeles Times

Mammography guidelines are still not well followed despite many years of public-health campaigns to bring the issue into prominence. According to new survey data, only about half of eligible U.S. women are getting annual mammograms — even if they have insurance to pay for the exam.

In a study presented Thursday at the annual meeting of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, researchers examined insurance claims from a database of 12 million people, all of whom had employer-provided insurance or Medicare.