Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Breast Cancer

April 30, 2024 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on screening for breast cancer. The Task Force now recommends that all women get screened for breast cancer every other year starting at age 40 and continuing through age 74. We’re also urgently calling for more research on whether and how additional screening might help women with dense breasts, and on the benefits and harms of screening in women ages 75 and older. To view the recommendation, the evidence on which it is based, and a summary for clinicians, please go here. The final recommendation statement can be found in the April 30, 2024, online issue of JAMA. A video, FAQs, an infographic, and discussion guide about the final recommendation are also available.