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Updated breast cancer guidelines from an alliance of leading cancer centers recommend annual mammograms for all average-risk women 40 and older.
Released July 29, 2022, by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the latest breast cancer screening and diagnosis guidelines recommend that women should first undergo a breast cancer risk assessment at 25, with annual mammograms starting at age 40 for women considered at average risk of developing breast cancer.
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