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Doctor-Patient Divide on Mammograms
New York Times - Roni Caryn Rabin

Confusion reigned late last year after the United States Preventive Services Task Force changed its recommendations on mammography, suggesting that most women start routine scans at age 50 rather than 40 and reduce the frequency to every two years, from once a year. Some women were relieved; others were angry and worried that insurers would cut back on coverage for screening.