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There's confusion and outrage over the new recommendations from a government task force regarding mammograms.
The United States Preventive Service Task Force announced Monday that most women don't need mammograms in their 40s and instead should wait until they are 50 to get one every two years. They also suggest that self-breast exams do no good and women should not be taught how to do them.
This is a major reversal and it's being challenged by the American Cancer Society and others.
"We're going to encourage women to continue to have mammography every year and we hope they will continue to have it into their 70s," said Dr. Peter Pressman, a surgeon and co-author of "Breast Cancer: The Complete Guide", who works with the American Cancer Society.
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Tonight on 360°, we'll talk with a member of the government task force and ask her why they came up with the new recommendation.
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