A woman's health history and tolerance for different kinds of risks should have a legitimate role in determining the timing of when she starts and stops getting screening mammograms, some leading doctors say. Sally Elford/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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"It would be disingenuous of me not to suggest that the link between the ... recommendations and insurance coverage hasn't put an additional focus on our work," says Dr. Michael LeFevre. Courtesy of Michael LeFevre hide caption

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Coalitions of patient advocates now help steer research funding toward particular projects. Lilli Carré for NPR hide caption

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