New guidelines for breast cancer screening
New guidelines by the American Cancer Society, which addresses breast cancer screening among average-risk women, recommends annual mammography for women aged 45 to 54 years and biennial mammography for women 55 years and older. The previous recommendation was for yearly mammograms starting at age 40. The report also recommends that women skip manual breast checks by doctors altogether. Surgeon Rache Simmons, M.D., speaks to Fox 5 about the recommendations.