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The American Society of Breast Surgeons Opposes US Task Force Changes in Mammography Screening Guidelines
The American Society of Breast Surgeons is strongly opposed to the recommendations released November 16, 2009 by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF.) We believe there is sufficient data to support annual mammography screening for women age 40 and older. We also believe the breast cancer survival rate of women between 40 and 50 will improve from the increased use of digital mammographic screening, which is superior to older plain film techniques in detecting breast cancer in that age group.