Breast Cancer Screening: When to Start, When to Stop

The evening’s discussion will build off of the November 2009 revised breast cancer screening guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which increased the recommended age and lowered the frequency for mammography screening. Specifically, the task force recommended that most women start regular breast cancer screening at age 50, rather than at age 40, and that women ages 50 to 74 have mammograms every two years, rather than every year.

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