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Mammogram benefits for older women weighed
San Francisco Chronicle

UCSF researchers say older women who have breast screenings every two years appear to have health results just as good as those who undergo annual mammograms, regardless of their breast density or whether they have taken hormone therapy for menopause. In contrast, younger women ages 40 to 49 with extremely dense breasts who got screened every two years were more likely to have large tumors or advanced-stage disease than those who underwent annual testing.