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You’ve undoubtedly heard the mantra: mammograms save lives. And it’s true — screening mammograms lower breast cancer death rates in women 40 and older by 40% when compared with no screening. The imaging test is still considered the gold standard to find breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable.
But that’s only part of the picture. Even if you diligently schedule an annual mammogram, you might also need other types of imaging, depending on your individual risk factors.
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