Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them
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Even after treatment, medical costs are still thousands more annually, study finds
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after the age of 50
That translates to an additional 1.7 million survivors, expert says
New study shows screenings helped lower breast cancer deaths among those over 69
Those treated at academic hospitals travel nearly 50 miles on average, research shows
But ultrasound has more false positives, researchers find
Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines
However, in many cases doctors and patients don't discuss the issue, experts say
Tumor location, type of treatment unlikely to influence decision
Higher odds seen among postmenopausal women who smoke, smoked in the past
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