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Age 75 or older? You still need mammograms!

December 27, 2018

Women age 75 years and older should continue to get screening mammograms, according to a new study. There is a high incidence of breast cancer found in this age group and mammography plays a critical role in the early detection – it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a woman or her physician can feel them. Early detection leads to better treatment options and improved survival.  Clarifying confusion as to when to stop screening, this study concluded that “the benefits of screening yearly after age 75 continue to outweigh any minimal risk of additional diagnostic testing.”

If you are 75 or older and your military doctor has said you do not need a mammogram, you may want to show him or her this new study.  If you had a mammogram misread by an Army, Navy or Air Force radiologist, we can help.  Contact us for a free case evaluation by calling 1-877-695-8757 (24/7), e-mailing us at LawHelp@MilitaryMedicalMalpractice.com, or filling out the short form on the right side of this page.

Source & to read more: Radiological Society of North America. “Women benefit from mammography screening beyond age 75.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 21 November 2018. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181121073218.htm>

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