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Women and Mammogram Trends in America

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The American Cancer Society released updated guidelines for early breast cancer detection in October of 2015. The update now recommends yearly mammograms for women 55-years and older, as well as any woman 45-years or older who are considered breast cancer risks (previously it was age 40 and up).

In the wake of the new guidelines, Amino, an organization that captures data on American doctors to help individuals make confident health decisions, has mined their database to shed light on the importance of mammograms and breast health education.  Compiling the data into two comprehensive infographics, Amino looked first into the age distribution for women who get mammograms, percentage of women biopsied following a mammogram, and finally, how soon after a mammogram biopsies typically take place. Here’s what they discovered…

 

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