You Can Take Steps to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

Fear of breast cancer is widespread, yet many women don’t realize that adopting protective living habits may help keep it at bay. The habits described below may also help to ward off other life-threatening ills, like heart disease and diabetes. Certainly, women have ample reason to worry about breast cancer. The disease is very common. […]

Task force: Mammograms an option at 40, do more good at 50

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s newest breast cancer screening guidelines reaffirm their 2009 recommendations that drew the ire of leading medical organizations. The government task force’s guidelines, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday, again recommend routine mammograms once every two years for women between the ages of 50 and 74 at […]

American Cancer Society Recommends Fewer Mammograms

One of the most respected and influential groups in the continuing breast-cancer screening debate said on Tuesday that women should begin mammograms later and have them less frequently than it had long advocated. The American Cancer Society, which has for years taken the most aggressive approach to screening, issued new guidelines on Tuesday, recommending that […]