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Mammography

  • Breast cancer is the most frequent type of non-skin cancer and the most frequent cause of cancer death in women worldwide, and the second most frequent cause of cancer death in United States women (Uptodate.com)
     

  • Mammography is indicated for the primary detection of breast cancer. 
     

  • Screening can start at age 40 and is recommended for women over the age of 50.