Panel Issues Final Mammogram Guidelines But They Won't Affect Much

January 12, 2016 12:04 AM

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There's a new set of final recommendations on when women should get mammograms, and it might add to confusion, but there's one basic bottom line: It's unlikely to change much for women.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has made final its controversial advice on breast cancer screening and it's much the same as the draft released last year. The panel says women in their 40s can get mammograms every year if they want to, but said it really needs to be up to a woman to...

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