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Friday, February 24, 2017

Mammography Guidelines May Not Impact Screening Intervals, Study Suggests

Aunt Minnie (2/23, Yee) reports that research suggests “when it comes to how often a woman undergoes mammography screening, her own choice and her” physician’s “advice have more influence than official guidelines.” Investigators “found that the 2009 breast cancer screening guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) did not result in longer screening intervals during the three years following their release, despite widespread concern that they would.” The findings were published online in the Journal of Women’s Health. 
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