develop cancer between screenings interval cancer are given false hope and are

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develop cancer between screenings, interval cancer, are given false hope and are falsely reassured by their last normal mammogram and delay seeking medical care. However, prognosis remains about the same as women who chose not to utilize mammography screenings[Løb15]. Due to this ongoing debate regarding potential harm and over diagnosis, new guidelines regarding when, and how often women should get a mammogram. For years the recommendation has been that women should start receiving biannual mammograms at the age of 40, and then yearly when they turn 50. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, is now recommending that biannual screenings begin at the age of 50 and that there
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is no need for annual screenings. These new guidelines set off a heated debate within the medical community and don't match up with most other mammogram recommendations from major medical organizations and research is still being conducted to determine the best course of action, but for now having a mammogram before the age of 50 is considered an individual decision[Zam16]. While mammograms are not routinely done on children, it is important to teach adolescents the importance of self-breast examination. According to Ball et all (2015), breasts develop at different rates and may often be asymmetrical, this may be a source of concern for developing girls and should be explained as a normal occurrence. Adolescents and teens should also be taught what is not a common occurrence and what to look out for, such as abnormal lumps, indentations, drainage from the nipple, male breast enlargement and any pain not associated with menstruation. Sexual matters may be a
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