Which organizations have issued breast cancer screening guidelines?

Updated: Oct 17, 2016
  • Author: Nagwa Dongola, MD, FRCR; Chief Editor: Peter Eby, MD  more...
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Guidelines on breast cancer screening have been issued by the following organizations [37, 38, 39, 40] :

  • American Cancer Society (ACS)

  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

The guidelines differ in their recommendations regarding breast self-examination and clinical breast examination, use of screening mammography in women 40-49 years old, age at which to discontinue screening mammography, and MRI mammography. All three guidelines recommend routine screening mammography in asymptomatic, average-risk women aged 50 to 74, but differ with regard to frequency of screening.


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