• By Dana Sparks

Mammograms Declining Since Task Force Recommendation

June 26, 2012

Preventive mammography rates in women in their 40s have dropped nearly 6 percent nationwide since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine mammograms for women in this age group.  Mayo Clinic says that represents a small but significant decrease since the controversial guidelines were released. The findings are being presented this week at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting.

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