The results of our 2014 Breast Cancer Screening Survey are in! This infographic highlights the breast cancer screening practices of more than 550 Ob/Gyns and other women’s health clinicians. Unsurprisingly, mammography is the most preferred method of breast cancer screening.
Of note is that despite the 2009 guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommending biennial screening for average-risk women aged 50 to 75 years old, more than half (59%) of all ob/gyns surveyed recommend women begin screening at age 40, and nearly half of respondents (48%) suggest annual screening.
The USPSTF is currently updating its recommendation for breast cancer screening. Part of this update involves evaluating the benefit of screening average risk women aged 40 and older and whether screening mammography should be combined with another screening modality, such as MRI or ultrasound. The full draft Research Plan is available here: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf14/breastcancer/breastcandraftresplan.htm.