Mammograms are Now Recommended Starting at age 40. Should You Get One?

Articles, Health & Medical Care, Racial Equity | May 21 2024

The US Preventive Services Task Force has revised their guidelines on mammograms, advising women to start screening at age 40 and continue every other year until age 74. With cancer diagnoses on the rise among young people, early detection is crucial. This is especially true for Black women, who have a higher rate of deaths from breast cancer in their 40s compared to White women.

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