ICARE Newsletter Fall 2023

Mammograms: New U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations

On May 9th, 2023, the USPSTF published a new draft recommendation for all cisgender women and those assigned female sex at birth to do mammograms from ages 40 to 74, every two years, for those at average (population) risk for
breast cancer. This change in recommendation is due to recent troubling trends, including an increase in the number of
cancers diagnosed before age 50, as well as a failure to narrow the gap in survival in younger Black women who die of breast cancer twice as often as White women of the same age.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Breast Cancer: Screening. Accessed May 9th, 2023. Available at
https://tinyurl.com/USPSTFbreastcancerscreening. Social media post May 10th, 2023. Available at

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