Mammograms every other year lower false-positive results

03/18/2013 | Reuters

Women aged 50 to 74 who got a mammogram every other year were not at increased risk of advanced breast cancer compared with those who received annual mammography, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Yearly mammography was associated with higher rates of false-positive results. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's guidelines from 2009 call for biennial mammography starting at 50.

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