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Dear Doctors: My husband and I were shocked when our nephew was diagnosed with colon cancer. He’s only 36 years old. Isn’t that awfully young? It seems like we’re hearing about a lot of younger people getting this kind of cancer. Why is this happening?

Dear Reader: Unfortunately, you’re correct about [...]

By Ask the Doctors • October 26, 2020

Dear Doctors: I keep hearing different things about at what age and how often a woman should be getting a mammogram. Can you please go over the latest advice?

Dear Reader: It’s true that screening guidelines regarding mammography have changed in recent years. These shifts arise when ongoing research, and the [...]

By Ask the Doctors • September 30, 2020
Most women believe regular mammograms are the key to preventing breast cancer. But experts don’t always agree about when women should begin having regular mammograms. This has created confusion about the right time to start this important screening. Why the confusion? Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among [...]
By uclahealth • November 24, 2017