New Recommendations For Mammography Screenings
New Recommendations for Mammography Screenings
The main reason for raising the age from 40 to 50 comes from their conclusion that the risk reduction from screening is greater for women aged 50 to 59 than for those aged 40 to 49.
In their new Screening for Breast Cancer statement, the USPSTF also recommends:
• No teaching of breast self-examination (BSE).
• There is not enough evidence to assess whether clinical breast examination (CBE) does more harm than good, beyond screening mammography in women 40 years or older.
• Current evidence is not enough to assess whether digital mammography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) would be better or worse than film mammography to diagnose breast cancer.
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