Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don’t skip at 50

April 22, 2015 7:37 PM

11 1

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 _ and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday.

Also, there’s not enough evidence to tell if new 3-D mammograms are the best option for routine screening, or if women with dense breasts need extra testing to find hidden tumors, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded.

Read more

To category page