New recommendations developed for breast cancer screening

May 13, 2019 9:51 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

May 13, 2019, HealthDay News

New recommendations have been developed for breast cancer screening based on a life-years-gained model; the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) official statement. The guideline recommendations state that women older than 25 years should undergo formal risk assessment for breast cancer. Yearly screening mammography should be initiated at age 40 years among women with an average risk for breast cancer. Women with higher-than-average risk should undergo yearly screening mammography and be offered yearly supplemental imaging, with initiation based on risk. When life expectancy is less than 10 years, screening mammography should cease. 

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