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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA Senior Correspondent 

Task Force Recommends Breast Cancer Screening Should Begin at Age 40

 

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Black women need to demand the attention and care of health care professionals.

It is a change from the 2016 recommendation, in which the task force recommended that biennial mammograms (breast x-rays) begin at age 50 and that the decision for women to screen in their 40s "should be an individual one."

According to a new draft recommendation statement, the US Preventive Services Task Force proposes that women with an average risk for breast cancer begin screening at age 40 to reduce their risk of death.

It is a change from the 2016 recommendation, in which the task force recommended that biennial mammograms (breast x-rays) begin at age 50 and that the decision for wome...



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