For anyone who is not already aware, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is urging women to wait until they have reached 50 years of age before pursuing an annual mammogram. The previous recommendation was for women to begin receiving an annual mammogram at age 40.
Based on what you know about breast cancer and the risks involved with delaying an exam as well as the potential added exposure to radiation by receiving exams early, do you think you will wait until age 50 to begin receiving an annual breast exam or will you still pursue an exam starting at age 40?
If you are currently between the ages of 40-49, will you continue receiving an annual mammogram or will you wait?
Answer by louise2 at 11:21 AM on Nov. 19, 2009
Answer by Gailll at 11:29 AM on Nov. 19, 2009
Answer by rkoloms at 8:41 AM on Nov. 20, 2009