USPSTF Mammography Screening Recommendations April 20, 2015 What do they mean?

The United States Preventative Services Task Force is now recommending screening mammograms every 2 years between the ages of 50-74 and no screening for women between 40-49 years of age. Are you aware of what your Doctor’s medical organizations are recommending? See below and find out……….. The American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging announced yesterday with a joint statement that said the recommendation to not screen women 40 to 49, if implemented, “would result in thousands of additional and unnecessary breast cancer deaths each year. Thousands more women would experience more extensive and expensive treatments than if their cancers were found early by a regular mammogram.” Did you know that the Affordable Care Act requires level B evidence or higher to support coverage, ACR/SBI officials maintain that USPSTF

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