Mammogram guidelines from radiologists
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging issue guidelines recommending that average-risk women should start getting annual mammograms at age 40, with higher risk women starting as early as age 30. The two groups were among the most critical of the U.S Preventive Services Task Force's November guidelines advising against routine mammograms for average-risk women prior to age 50 and only recommending biennial exams for those over 50 (1"The Gray Sheet" Nov. 23, 2009)
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