Sebelius: No Change For Mammograms

A federal advisory board's recommendation that women in their 40s should avoid routine mammograms is not government policy and has caused "a great deal of confusion," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday.

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    Mammograms are also recommended for younger women who have symptoms of breast cancer or who have a high risk of the disease. When you have a mammogram, you stand in front of an x-ray machine. The person who takes the x-rays places your breast between two plastic plates. The plates press your breast and make it flat.
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    Mammograms. Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers: One baseline mammogram if you’re a woman between ages 35-39. Screening mammograms once every 12 months if you’re a woman age 40 or older. Diagnostic mammograms more frequently than once a year, if Medically necessary.
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    A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. Doctors use a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer. Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt.
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