ATLANTA - On Tuesday, The American Cancer Society revised its guidelines as to when women should get screened for breast cancer, and how often. And the changes have been surprising to many.
The ACS is advising women of average risk to start mammograms at age 45, instead of at age 40. The new guidelines call for bi-annual screenings for women ages 55-74.
In addition, the guidelines claim clinical breast exams are no longer necessary.
While the news has surprised executives from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the largest breast cancer organization in the world, they tell FOX 5 they are maintaining their current guidelines.
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