Confused about the news about mammograms in the media these days? You aren't alone. The US Preventive Service task force issued new recommendations indicating that mammograms not be utilized for screening in women under 50, but this recommendation is argued by the American Cancer Society, radiology groups and others. Rather than try to muddle through these issues yourself, talk to you doctor about what is best for you based on your personal and family history, lifestyle and findings.
In the meantime, here is an article that I wrote for our local paper, Tualatin Life, with a little more information. Feel free to add your questions or comments in the comment section.