New Research Shows That Mammograms May Not Be as Crucial As You Think

Women above the age of 50 have long been told that getting a mammogram every 2 years was a necessity. In the United States, it seems like women take heed — health professionals conduct 37 million mammograms on an annual basis, with 3/4 of women 40+ receiving a mammogram in the past year. Preventative screenings like these were thought to be key to catching cancer and helping women pursue treatment before the disease progressed too far.

Yet a recently-released study now has researchers questioning the value of mammograms. Here are the insights that this 25-year study revealed — and what they mean for women’s health.

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