Ladies, if you dread going every year to have your breasts traumatized between slabs of cold metal, you may be in luck! The American Cancer Society just updated their 2003 breast cancer screening guidelines for average-risk women. The ACS now recommends annual screening for women between ages 45 and 54 and screening every 2 years for women aged 55 and older with a life expectancy of at least 10 years. Please bear in mind that these recommendations are only for women that do not have higher than average risk of breast cancer.
You can see the recommendations here: