New guidelines published this week by a government advisory panel suggest that women delay the start of routine mammograms until they're 50 years old. The recommendation is controversial, pitting the benefits of early detection versus the risks of overtreatment. Influential health organizations, including the American Cancer Society, have recommended against any change to the current screening standard, which includes regular mammograms for women over 40 years of age. We'll talk about the change in guidelines.
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