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ACP Releases Breast Cancer Screening Guidance Statements for Asymptomatic, Average-Risk Women

Gina Columbus @ginacolumbusonc
Published: Tuesday, Apr 09, 2019

Ana Maria Lopez, MD

Ana Maria Lopez, MD

For women at average risk for breast cancer who are between the ages of 40 and 49 years, clinicians should have a personalized approach on whether their patients should be screened with mammography prior to the age of 50, according to a new evidence-based guidance statement issued by the American College of Physicians (ACP).1



  1. Qaseem A, Lin JS, Mustafa RA, et al. Screening for breast cancer in average-risk women: a guidance statement from the American College of Physicians [published online ahead of print April 9, 2019]. Ann Inter Med.
  2. ACP Issues Guidance Statement for Breast Cancer Screening of Average-Risk Women. American College of Physicians. Published April 8, 2019. Accessed April 8, 2019.
  3. Elmore JG, Lee CI. A guide to a guidance statement on screening guidelines [published online ahead of print April 9, 2019]. Ann Inter Med.

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