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New Reasons Mammograms Matter More, Not Less

Most women frowned when they read the government’s new mammogram screening guidelines, which suggest that “less is best.” According to Dr. Larry Norton, Director of Breast Cancer Programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, mammography compliance among women is already lower than it should be – and the new guidelines are likely to drive the numbers lower. Currently, one-third of women fail to get screened every two years – let alone every year.