U.S. data show that mammograms still often begin at 40

April 24, 2015 5:48 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Despite 2009 recommendations to stop giving women under 50 screening mammograms, the rate of first mammograms occurring at age 40 is on the increase, according to a new study.

In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its screening guidelines to recommend mammograms every two years for women 50 to 74 years old who were not at heightened risk for breast cancer.

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