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'Great News for Women': Doctors Support Younger Breast Cancer Screening RecommendationPublished: May 11, 2023
For decades, doctors have debated when women should start getting screened for breast cancer. Many doctors have pushed for earlier, preventative measures and they hope new guidance will clear up any confusion. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends women get screened for breast cancer starting at age 40.
On Wednesday, the Methodist Mobile 3D Mammography vehicle was parked in Carter Lake. The unit, equipped with the latest screening technology, is already booked up for 2023.
"Last year, we did close to 2,500 ladies out in the community," said Ashlee Murphy. "I'm thinking we'll get close to 3,000 this year. So I think it's amazing."