On Monday, November 16, the United States Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) announced that it is changing its guidelines for mammography and no longer recommends routine screening for women between the ages of 40 and 49.
By pushing the recommended age to begin regular mammograms from 40 to 50, the task force’s stated goal is to prevent harm caused by “false positive” results seen among 40 to 49 year olds.
What will AICR do? Are we changing our materials on breast cancer to reflect this new development?
The short answer: Not yet.
Follow this link for the longer answer, and the reasons behind it.