Cancer and Tobacco Control

Let’s stick with mammograms

Written by Health-e News

The United States Preventive Services Task Force has revised the breast screening guidelines, recommending mammograms for women 50 to 74, every other year. It says women and their doctors should discuss the benefits and risks of mammograms beginning at age 40, but that is no longer recommended.

The findings have unleashed a debate in the US with leading organizations such as the American Cancer Society challenging the guidelines.

Their Chief Medical Officer Dr Otis Brawley wrote in the Washington Post.

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