DBI weighs in on updated USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendation

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

May 12, 2023 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's (USPSTF) updated breast cancer screening recommendation doesn't serve women at higher risk of the disease due to dense breast tissue, according to DenseBreast-info.org (DBI).

The organization released a critique of the new guidance that outlines why it is insufficient for women with dense breasts, noting that it only applies to women of "average" risk of cancer --women with dense tissue are at increased risk -- and that the task force concludes that there is "inadequate evidence" for screening MRI after a mammogram in this population of women.

DenseBreast-info.org is urging support for the Find It Early Act and comment to the USPSTF on its recommendation.

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