Doctors are now urging women to get mammograms every year beginning at age 40, not at age 50 as previously recommended.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on Wednesday updated its breast screening guidelines. Previously, ACOG guidelines recommended women have mammograms every one to two years beginning at age 40, and annually beginning at age 50.

Increasing incidences of rapidly progressing breast cancers occurring among younger women—and efforts to prevent breast cancer deaths—made the ACOG decide to change their recommendations.

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