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African-American Women Are Now Considered At High Risk Of Developing Breast Cancer

African American women are at a high risk for developing breast cancer and need to be assessed by the age of 30 to determine if they should start being screened.

The current recommendations of the American Academy of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging call for all women to begin undergoing mammograms or MRIs to check for breast cancer at the age of 40. The recommendation for high risk people, including African-Americans, is to have an assessment done at 30 to determine if they should undergo a mammogram or an MRI.

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