Annual Mammography Screening Should Continue to Be Covered at Age 40, says Mayo Clinic

Posted on January 15th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended in November 2009 that routine breast cancer screening begin at age 50, instead of 40 as previously advised.

 

Discussions in the Senate and the House are leading toward an amendment in the pending health care bill that would provide insurance coverage for annual mammograms beginning at age 40.

 

HealthCanal.com, 1/13/10

Tags: Breast Cancer, breast cancer screening, Cancer

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