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  • Breast Cancer Screening

      Empowering Women with Science After an in-depth review of the strongest available science on the benefits and harms of screening mammography, as well as input from the public and […]

  • Breast Cancer

    Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Signs of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, a change in breast shape, dimpling of the skin, fluid […]

  • Can You Prevent Breast Cancer

    Can You Prevent Breast Cancer?

    Every woman can be at risk for breast cancer. However, if you change your lifestyle, control the foods you eat and your physical activities, you can find ways to prevent […]

  • How Soon Should Women Start Getting Breast Exams

    How Soon Should Women Start Getting Breast Exams?

    A surge in the number of breast cancer cases among women is alarmingly becoming more widespread in many countries today, due to some factors which predispose these women to the […]

  • Newsroom

    The following is information about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for use by the media. The USPSTF is an independent panel of non-Federal experts that makes recommendations on […]

  • Read the Final Materials

    Final Recommendation Statement, Evidence Reviews, and Decision Modeling Reports Recommendations made by the USPSTF are independent of the U.S. government. They should not be construed as an official position of […]

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After an in-depth review of the strongest available science on the benefits and harms of screening mammography, as well as input from the public and health care professionals during the public comment period, the Task Force issued its final recommendations on breast cancer screening on January 12, 2016. You can learn more about how the Task Force’s final recommendations converge with other evidence-based guidelines in an editorial published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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