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Survey Finds Most Women Prefer Annual Breast Cancer Screening.
(11/21, Yee) reports that a survey of 731 women found that 71 percent preferred to have breast screening once a year, according to a study to be presented at RSNA 2017 in Chicago. The article says the frequency of screening has “been debated fiercely since 2009, when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) changed its recommendation from annual screening to screening every two years beginning at age 50.” The American College of Radiology (ACR), for instance, recommends annual breast cancer screenings begin at age 40. Dr. Ghizlane Bouzghar from Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia said, “Women are much better educated about the value of screening mammography than they are given credit for” and “the USPSTF’s concerns about mammography’s ‘harms’ are somewhat paternalistic.”
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