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My mammogram story

By Shelley Singer
I am in a high-risk category for breast cancer. My mother has had it twice. I am 59 and have been having mammograms since I was 40. I examine myself (none too thoroughly) and have manual breast exams every three months.¬† I took Tamoxifen for five years, prophylactically, after research and discussions with my doctors about a study suggesting that…
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The Folly of Limited Screening for Breast Cancer

By Women's Voices for Change Medical Advisory Board
On Monday evening, the way that we are supposed to recommend breast cancer screening to women was radically shaken to the core and has left many physicians and their¬†patients angered and confused. Mammograms have been one of our great triumphs in the early detection of cancer, resulting in fewer deaths from breast cancer in women over the age of 40.…
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