Rec­om­men­da­tions from health­care groups

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AMER­I­CAN CAN­CER SO­CI­ETY

Guide­lines up­dated Oct. 21

Women should be­gin un­der­go­ing screen­ing at age 45, with an­nual screen­ings un­til age 54.

Women 55 and older should tran­si­tion to screen­ing ev­ery other year or have the op­por­tu­nity to con­tinue screen­ing an­nu­ally.

Women ages 40 to 44 should have the op­por­tu­nity to be­gin an­nual screen­ing.

U. S. PRE­VEN­TIVE SER­VICES TASK FORCE

Draft guides, 2015

For women ages 40 to 49, “the de­ci­sion to start screen­ing mam­mog­ra­phy in women be­fore age 50 years should be an in­di­vid­ual one.”

For women ages 50 to 74, mam­mo­grams are rec­om­mended ev­ery two years.

For women 75 and older, “the cur­rent ev­i­dence is in­suf­fi­cient to as­sess the bal­ance of ben­e­fits and harms of screen­ing mam­mog­ra­phy.”

AMER­I­CAN COL­LEGE OF OB­STE­TRI­CIANS AND GYNE­COL­O­GISTS

Up­dated July 2011

Af­ter age 40, women should have a mam­mo­gram an­nu­ally.

Women ages 20 to 39 should be screened ev­ery one to three years.

AMER­I­CAN COL­LEGE OF RA­DI­OL­OGY

Rec­om­mends an­nu­ally start­ing at age 40.

Rec­om­mends an­nu­ally at ages 25 to 30 for women with BRCA gene mu­ta­tions or for those who have a fam­ily his­tory of can­cer.

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