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Survey Finds Access to Mammograms Declining for Women Under Age 50
Date:2/22/2010

Avon Foundation for Women Survey Examines Early Impact of New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In some states women ages 40 to 49 have less access to mammograms since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its recommendations to change breast cancer screening guidelines last November, according to a recent survey conducted by the Avon Foundation for Women. The USPSTF recommended changing the current mammography screening guidelines for average risk women to begin biennial screening at age 50 instead of annual mammograms starting at age 40.

At its annual Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Forum, the Avon Foundation for Women released data from an online survey of more than 150 breast cancer health educators and providers from 48 states and the District of Columbia, all of which are Avon Foundation grant recipients.


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