Women, know your mammography guidelines—but heed your doctor’s advice

Women looking for clarity on when to begin screening mammograms, and how often to get them thereafter, often find the guidance offered online in lay language just as baffling as the conflicting advice emanating from the relevant medical societies, associations and task forces that have official opinions on the matter.

The Tampa Bay Times has done a fine job walking its readers through the tangle, naming the key players and whittling down all the words to the few that matter most:

“The one point that most groups and physicians agree on is that women need to speak with their physicians to determine when they should start and how often to have mammograms.”

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