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cobweb icon Archived: Breast Cancer: Screening, 2002

Original Release Date: January 2002

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Archived: Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations

PopulationRecommendationGrade
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Women, 40 and Older

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. 

B
All Women

The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine CBE alone to screen for breast cancer. 

I
All Women

The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against teaching or performing routine breast self-examination (BSE). 

I

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Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Breast Cancer: Screening, 2002. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/breast-cancer-screening-2002

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