Clinicians and researchers from Penn's Breast Cancer Program comment on the recently released US Preventive Services Task Force Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines. In a reversal of previous guidelines, the panel now urges screening Mammograms begin at 50, not 40.
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Emily Conant, MD, Professor of Radiology and Chief of Breast Imaging, was interviewed for WHYY FM and WHYY.org discussing her unwillingness to scale back on breast cancer screening recommendations. "We know that screening has an impact. It decreases breast cancer deaths. I think if you look at it from an individual woman's stand point, we all would like to be the one who, if we do have to get cancer, were diagnosed early where we have greatest options," said Dr. Conant.