Your Best Test: Mammograms vs. Breast Exams
Answer: The message behind the National Cancer Institute study you read is that an annual hands-on exam by a qualified health-care professional may be just as effective as a mammogram for tumor discovery. But the two tests combined are a better screen, says the American Cancer Society, which advises women over the age of 40 to have an annual mammogram. Add a monthly breast self-exam to comply with all ACS recommendations.
Originally published in Fitness magazine.
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