Monday, August 31, 2015

Poll: Most Women 40 And Older Believe They Should Have Mammograms Annually

NPR (8/29, Hensley) (8/29, Hensley) reported the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics health poll found nearly two-thirds of women ages 50 and older believe they should have mammograms annually as did 56 percent of those between 40 and 49 years old, which is in keeping with guidelines from the American College of Radiology and other medical organizations involved in breast cancer care, but “is at odds with current recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that women with typical risks for breast cancer have screening mammograms every two years starting at age 50 and until they turn 75.” In addition, “48 percent of respondents were aware that the Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover mammograms without any out-of-pocket costs.” 

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