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How often should older women have mammograms?

Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in American women. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, before it can be felt and when it is easier to treat. If you're 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start getting mammograms. If you're 50 to 74 years old, get a screening mammogram every two years.

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