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OK, When Am I Supposed To Get A Mammogram?
National Public Radio

If you’re confused about when to start getting mammograms and how often you should be getting them, you’re not alone. The very organizations that are responsible for telling us when and how often to get those screenings don’t agree.

More than half of women 40 and older think they should be getting a mammogram every year, according to a recent NPR-Truven Health Analytics poll. That’s despite the fact that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends getting one only every other year — and only after women turn 50.