Are Women in Their 40s still Getting Mammograms?


By Molly Clifton

New research suggests women in their 40s are still getting mammograms, even though a government task force recommended against them.

The US Preventive Services Task Force triggered controversy nearly 4 years ago after recommending most women start routine screening for breast cancer at age 50, instead of 40.

Now a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital finds mammogram rates in the US have not declined among women in their forties.

The American Cancer Society recommends average risk women start mammograms at age 40.

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