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Mammography recommendations

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Learning issue: Mammogram recommendations-MH The United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) gives their recommendations with these rationales. Importance: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the U.S. Widespread use of screening, along with treatment advances in recent years, have been credited with significant reductions in breast cancer mortality. Detection: Mammography as well as physical examination of the breasts, can detect presymptomatic breast cancer. Because of its demonstrated effectiveness in randomized, controlled trials of screening, film mammography is the standard for detecting breast cancer. The updated USPSTF recommendation for mammography:
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Unformatted text preview: They now recommend against routine screening of women aged 40 to49 years of age (however, screening prior to 50 should be an individual one, taking account of patient context and patient values regarding specific benefits and harms), and recommend biennial screening mammography for all women aged 50 to 74 years of age; provides an “I statement” regarding screening women over 75 years of age. They now recommend against teaching breast self-examinations, replacing the sufficient statement of insufficient evidence. Primary resource: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf09/breastcancer/brcanrs.pdf...
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