By Amy Norton
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many American women have to travel long distances to reach the nearest mammography center, a new study finds — raising questions about whether that keeps some from receiving breast cancer screening.
Researchers found that 8.2 million women had limited access to mammography screening in 2022 — defined as living more than a 20-minute drive to the nearest facility. That was up from 7.5 million in 2006.
Not surprisingly, women in rural areas were most affected: In rural regions of 28 states, more than half of women had limited mammography access due to…