The recent announcement from the government appointed task force (USPSTF) recommends decreasing the frequency of mammography screening and limiting the ages included in screening programs. This was based on a cost/benefit analysis focused on the economics of screening mammography for the general population, not based on individualized health care.
We strongly support the unwavering recommendation for annual mammography beginning at age 40 endorsed by the following organizations:
The recommendation of these societies is based on decades of research and evidence based data. We, along with the ACS and others, place a high value on detecting breast cancer early.