ICARE Social Media Post May 2023

USPSTF New Recommendation: Mammograms Start at Age 40

Yesterday the United States Preventive Services Task Force (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.

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.

For more information, check out the full draft recommendation at:

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