Henry G. Kaplan, MD; Judith A. Malmgren, PhD
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Kaplan HG, Malmgren JA. The Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis Conundrum: An Oncologist's Viewpoint. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158:60-61. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-158-1-201301010-00011
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(1):60-61.
Controversy about the appropriate age to begin and the frequency of mammography screening for breast cancer has been ongoing. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended that screening begin at an older age and at longer intervals than had been previously recommended (1). The change was prompted by evaluation of reports that screening mammography as currently practiced in the United States is associated with needless work-ups and attendant complications, resulting in the Task Force's conclusion that the harms outweigh the benefits for women aged 40 to 49 years and that screening could be reduced to every other year for women aged 50 to 59 years.
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