Stakeholders Mixed On USPSTF’s New Mammogram Recommendations

By Amy Lotven / May 10, 2023 at 1:50 PM
Patient groups and lawmakers praise the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for proposing to lower the recommended age for when women should start getting mammograms from 50 to 40, saying it will improve health equity, but some are upset that panel did not recommend annual screenings or address screening for women with dense breasts. The USPSTF gives the draft recommendation that women aged 40-74 have biennial mammograms a “B” rating. Screenings must be covered cost-free by most private insurers...

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