What are the USPSTF recommendations for screening mammography?

Updated: Jan 31, 2017
  • Author: Muhammad Neaman Siddique, MBBS; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Recommendations for mammography by the USPSTF include the following [2, 4] :

  • The USPSTF recommends biennial screening mammography for women aged 50-74 years of age
  • The decision to start screening mammography in women prior to age 50 years should be an individual one.
  • Women who place a higher value on the potential benefit than the potential harms may choose to begin biennial screening between the ages of 40 and 49 years.

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