What women have been told about mammograms keeps changing. Recently, new guidelines about when women should start having them has caused some confusion. The American Cancer Society recommends starting at age 45, five years later than the previous guidelines, and they also say women can cut back on the frequency once they turn 55. We look into the reasoning behind the changes, get some clarity on the recommendations and talk about the effectiveness of mammography.
Dr. Richard White - Chair of Surgical Breast Oncology at Levine Cancer Institute, Carolinas HealthCare System
Dr. David Williams - Breast imaging radiologist with Novant Health Breast Center in Charlotte
Lisa Amacker North - Senior Genetic Counselor and Manager of the Cancer Genetics Program at Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas Healthcare System