Preventive mammogram recommendations could result in missed cancer, study says

Published on November 29, 2012 at 5:03 AM · No Comments

A new study has found that U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations that women over 50 get mammograms only every two years -- instead of every year -- could result in missed breast cancer.

Reuters: Study Leaves Women With Conflicting Advice On Mammograms
Controversial U.S. guidelines for mammography issued in 2009, calling for screening every two years rather than annually for women over 50 years old, can result in breast cancers being missed, according to U.S. researchers studying the hotly debated topic. This latest study assessing the impact of revised guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force three years ago comes on the back of a chilling analysis published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine (Sherman, 11/27).

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