WHAT ARE THE NEW USPSTF RECOMMENDATIONS? The USPSTF recommends biennial screening mammography for all women aged 50 to 74 years (B recommendation). 2 For women < 50 years of age, the recommendation for screening mammography received a “C” grade (moderate certainty that the net benefit of screening, while positive, is small).How often do you really need a mammogram?
“The recommendation is that if you are a woman from age 40 on, you should have a mammogram every year, even if your doctor forgets to mention it,” says Dr. Zeb. Women can self-request to make an appointment for their annual mammogram for earlier detection of breast cancer.How often should I get a mammogram after 60?
The new guidelines are substantially different:Women ages 45 to 54 at average risk: Get a mammogram every year.Women 55 and older: Get a mammogram every two years.A physical breast exam to feel for lumps: Not recommended.When should you get a first mammogram?
Mammogram guidelinesWomen ages 40 to 49 with average riskAnnuallyBased on individual choice and factorsEvery 2 yearsKey PointWomen ages 50 to 74 with average riskAnnuallyEvery 2 yearsKey PointMore items...