The Next Round Of Mammogram Advice
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued new recommendations that women should begin getting annual mammograms at age 40.
San Francisco Chronicle: Doctors Group Contradicts U.S. Mammogram Advice
Less than two years after a key government task force recommended that most women in their 40s may not need mammograms, the nation's largest group representing obstetricians and gynecologists has advised women in that age group to have annual mammograms. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on Wednesday issued the new guidelines, which recommend that woman get annual mammograms starting at age 40. Previously, the group recommended mammograms every one to two years starting at age 40, and annually beginning at age 50 (Colliver, 7/21).
The Boston Globe: Group Urges More Frequent Mammograms
Gynecologists should urge women to have annual mammograms starting at age 40, a national doctors group said yesterday in a statement that reignited a debate about the most appropriate ages and frequency for breast cancer screening (Kotz, 7/21).