06/19/2012 05:02 pm ET

AMA Supports Routine Mammograms For Women At Age 40, Going Against USPSTF Advice

The American Medical Association's House of Delegates has come out in support of routine screening mammography for women starting at age 40, a direct conflict with the 2009 recommendation by the United States Preventive Services Task Force that routine screening mammography for breast cancer was unnecessary in women younger than 50.

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