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If I’m aged 50-74 does a screening mammogram, reduce my chance of dying from breast cancer?
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Screening mammograms do save lives, but remember, there is a cost to all this–in the form of over diagnoses, undue worry over something that is not cancerous, and of course the expense of follow up imaging and radiation. According to the United States Preventative Task Force, get a screening mammogram every other year between age 50-74 if you are at average risk.