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Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer Statement on USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Recommendation

Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer is deeply disappointed by the final recommendation statement issued by USPSTF on screening for breast cancer.  While they do take the step of recommending that women at average risk for breast cancer start regular screening mammograms at age 40 (a significant shift from their previous recommendation to wait until age 50), their guidelines fall short on several fronts - in not recommending annual screening, not effectively addressing existing disparities through risk assessment, and not recognizing the importance of additional screening beyond mammography for women with dense breasts

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