July 15th, 2012

Mammograms Down 6% After Guideline Change

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The number of women in their 40s receiving mammograms dropped nearly 6% the year after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its 2009 breast cancer screening guidelines, new Mayo Clinic research says…The decrease is small but significant, said report co-author Nilay Shah, PhD, assistant professor of health services research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

 

American Medical News (AMA) by Carolyne Krupa

Tags: American Medical News, Breast Cancer, breast cancer screening guidelines, Dr. Nilay Shah, mammograms, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Research, U.S. Preventive Task Force

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