USPSTF Issues Draft Recommendation Statement on Screening for Breast Cancer: All Women Should Be Screened Every Other Year, Beginning at Age 40
By U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
On May 9, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) posted a draft recommendation statement on screening for breast cancer. Recommendations made by the USPSTF are independent of the U.S. government. They should not be construed as an official position of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Task Force is now recommending that all women get screened every other year starting at age 40. The draft recommendation also urgently calls for research in key areas. Explore this page to learn more about the latest Task Force draft recommendation on screening for breast cancer.
Source: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of people nationwide by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.