A closeup of a medical technicial at a monitor watching results of a far away woman getting a mammogram. (Photo: UIG via Getty Images)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Myths and Facts About Breast Cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The National Cancer Institute estimates 266,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 — that’s one in eight women. More than 40,000 will die from the disease this year. The earlier breast
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New guidelines also suggest a woman be able to get her first mammogram as early as 40. (Photo: Shutterstock)

New Guidelines

ACS Recommends First Mammogram at 45 The American Cancer Society’s new breast cancer screening guidelines could cause many women to wonder when they should have their first mammogram. The society now recommends that all women begin having yearly mammograms at age 45, and switch
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