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I am 65 but I had two sisters who got breast cancer in their early 40's and thanks to a mammogram, they bought many more years with their nine children. There was no history of breast cancer in our family. I have spent the last 14 years in breast cancer prevention studies (BCPT, STAR, and Sister's Study) for my sisters and our children. So much progress has been made in research that I feel both of my sisters would be alive today with treatments available now. Why would we now go backwards and not do mammograms after all the hard work and time and money spent on research?? We can make a difference if we make a stand against this recommendation. Mammograms cost much less than cancer treatment and insurance will not cover them if the government gets their way in starting them at age 50!!!! Very concerned, Carolyn
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