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American Cancer Society Says Women Should Start Mammograms at 45

Lisa Szabo - USA Today

Six years ago, the American Cancer Society lashed out against a federal task force that suggested most women could wait to get mammograms until age 50, instead of age 40, the age that other groups recommended beginning breast cancer screening.

Delaying mammograms, the cancer society said, would lead more women to die.

Now, in a move that reflects changing attitudes about cancer screening, the American Cancer Society is itself recommending fewer mammograms.

The State of HIV/AIDS Among Latinos in the United States and Puerto Rico

Daniel Leyva - Latino Commission on AIDS

Latinos/Hispanics continue to be the fastest growing minority population in the United States and are seriously impacted by HIV & AIDS.  The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) released The State of HIV & AIDS among Hispanics/Latinos in the United States and Puerto Rico. LCOA’s Research and Evaluation Department, led by David Garcia EdD, MPH, Principal Investigator, along with his team, developed this important brief, underscoring the most recent epidemiological data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance Launches New Public Awareness Campaign Focusing on Lack of Understanding of Metastatic Breast Cancer

PRNewswire - Today, on National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, October 13, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance launches a new public awareness campaign to encourage people to spread the word about metastatic breast cancer on social media. The campaign, #MetastaticSayIt, aims to increase the public's understanding of the difference between early stage breast cancer and metastasis.