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Editor's e-Note
Results from the Canadian National Breast Screening Study recently published in BMJ fueled another round in the ongoing debate about when women should be screened for breast cancer. The medical community can’t agree on what mammography screening should be, but this month’s E-News Exclusive highlights it needs to be.

— Jim Knaub, editor
e-News Exclusive
A Woman’s Decision
By Jim Knaub

When should a woman have a mammogram? The catalyst of the current public flare-up in this ongoing debate is the recent New York Times article “Vast Study Casts Doubt on the Value of Mammograms” about results from the Canadian National Breast Screening Study (CNBSS) published in BMJ.

While that study questions mammography’s value, the medical community clearly has not reached an agreement on when women should begin screening mammography and how often they should have it once they start. Genetics, family history, and other factors ultimately play into this question.

This debate over mammography has been going on for a long time, but it became a more public debate when the US Preventive Serves Task Force issued its 2009 recommendation that most women should begin getting mammograms at age 50 and have them every two years, which is a significant departure from most related organizations’ recommendation of annual mammograms beginning at age 40. So who is correct?

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