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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A new study is questioning the U-S Preventive Services Task Force recommendation that limits mammograms to women ages 50 to 74.

Researchers at Harvard Medical School studied more than 600 women who died from breast cancer. They found half of the women who died were under age 50.

Researchers say it appears breast cancer that strikes younger women is more aggressive, while the disease is less severe in women over age seventy. They also found a third of those who died had received a mammogram, two-thirds had not.

Some experts say regular mammograms in young women could lead to over-diagnosis -- meaning the scans will find things that are not cancer -- causing unnecessary fear and anxiety and procedures that could have been avoided.

- Study published in the journal Cancer.
- Study conducted at Harvard Medical School.

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