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BOSTON (CBS) — Doctors are weighing in with new mammogram recommendations for women, and this time they say don’t wait.

A little more than a year ago a government task force infuriated doctors and patients when it recommended that most women wait to get regular mammograms until they’re 50 years old.

But now scientists say they’ve looked at the data the task force used and disagree.

They say if women start getting yearly mammograms at 40 doctors would catch another 65,000 cases of breast cancer.

Dr. Daniel Kopans, the director of the Breast Imaging Center at Mass General, talked with WBZ-TV’s Lisa Hughes about the new recommendations.

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