AMA Updates Mammography Recommendations

Women aged 40 years and older should be “eligible” to start routine mammograms to screen for breast cancer, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates concluded at their annual meeting, held in Chicago, June 16-20.

This recommendation, based on a Council on Science and Public Health report, contradicts controversial U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2009 guidelines, which recommend women 50 years of age and older receive mammograms every two years.

Not only should women be eligible to start routine breast cancer screening at age 40 years, delegates said, but insurers should pay for those screenings.

“If a woman wants to receive a mammogram and the physician believes it is appropriate, she should be able to receive one,” said Lee R. Morisy, MD, Council on Science and Public Health chair and a general surgeon in Memphis, Tenn.


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