Most Women Should Not Get Yearly Mammograms, Group Says

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released updated recommendations due to growing evidence that excessive screening can lead to anxiety-ridden false-positive results, overdiagnosis and overtreatment. The USPSTF new draft guidelines suggest women ages 50 to 74 get a mammogram every 2 years and women ages 40 to 49 should make their own decision on whether to start screening in consultation with their doctors. Via Time. Posted April 20, 2015.

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Alanna M. is a graduate of Pace University.


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