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Can anyone please explain the guideline for mammography I am by it. All I can make sense is that age 50-74 women should have it done once every 2 years.
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it is used both for screening (in greater than 50 years F every 2 year) and for evaluating breast mass or bloody nipple discharge in F greater than 30 years
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Summary of Recommendations
The USPSTF recommends biennial screening mammography for women aged 50 to 74 years.
Grade: B recommendation.
The decision to start regular, biennial screening mammography before the age of 50 years should be an individual one and take patient context into account, including the patient's values regarding specific benefits and harms.
Grade: C recommendation.
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the additional benefits and harms of screening mammography in women 75 years or older.
Grade: I Statement.
The USPSTF recommends against teaching breast self-examination (BSE).
Grade: D recommendation.
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the additional benefits and harms of clinical breast examination (CBE) beyond screening mammography in women 40 years or older.
Grade: I Statement.
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the additional benefits and harms of either digital mammography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) instead of film mammography as screening modalities for breast cancer.
Grade: I Statement.

On December 4, 2009, the USPSTF unanimously voted to update the language of their recommendation regarding women under 50 years of age to clarify their original and continued intent.

I got this from http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/
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