Later age recommended for first screening mammogram: Now 45 not 40

20 octubre 2015

Among the changes in the American Cancer Society’s updated breast cancer screening guideline is that women with an average risk of breast cancer should undergo regular, annual screening mammography beginning at age 45 years, with women having an opportunity to choose to begin annual screening as early as age 40; and women 55 years and older should transition to screening every other year (vs. annual), according to a new article.