What are the USPSTF breast cancer screening guidelines?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Andrew C Miller, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) screening guidelines recommend the following: [85]

  • Mammography every 2 years between age 50 and 74 years
  • For women aged 40-49 years, guidelines advocate an individualized approach in which clinicians should base decisions on the potential benefits and harms of mammography, the woman's preferences, and her breast cancer risk profile
  • The USPSTF has found insufficient evidence to make a recommendation about breast cancer screening in women younger than 40 years or older than 75 years.

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