|January 2010 · Vol. 22, No. 01
Confused about mammography guidelines? 7 questions answered
Breast cancer screening recommendations issued by the US Preventive Services Task Force succeeded—in clouding what’s best, for whom. But the air is clearing and answers have emerged.
Some clinicians were reconsidering the need for an annual mammogram even before the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued new guidelines late last year.1
Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD, is one of those clinicians. In an editorial in the December issue of OBG Management, he was bold enough to declare: “My plan is to be more acquiescent when a woman says ‘No’ to an annual mammogram.”2