Health of the Public

USPSTF Still Recommends Mammography for Women 50-74

Screening for Women in Their 40s Remains Based on Risk Factors

April 24, 2015 09:18 am — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's latest draft recommendation on breast cancer screening recommends mammograms every two years for women ages 50-74 but says the decision should be individualized for women ages 40-49.

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