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Screening for Breast Cancer (2002)


This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2002 recommendations on screening for breast cancer.

Note: Please visit http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org or the USPSTF's Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) at http://epss.ahrq.gov for the most current recommendation.



Summary of Recommendations

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening mammography, with or without clinical breast examination (CBE), every 1-2 years for women aged 40 and older.
Grade: B Recommendation.

The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine CBE alone to screen for breast cancer.
Grade: I Statement
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The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against teaching or performing routine breast self-examination (BSE).
Grade: I Statement
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Clinical Considerations

This USPSTF recommendation was first published in: Ann Intern Med 2002; 137 (Part 1):344-346.

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Current as of July 2010


Internet Citation:

Screening for Breast Cancer (2002). July 2010. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsbrca2002.htm


 


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