Dr. Dontchos on new screening requirements: KIRO-TV

Brian Dontchos, MD was interviewed by KIRO-TV in response to newly updated mammography screening guidelines provided by the US Task Force for Prevention Services (USTPS). The new guidelines recommend screening every 2 years from 40 and then annual screenings from age 50 on up, as opposed to the task force’s prior recommendation, which was for women to begin getting mammograms at age 50. Dr. Dontchos says that this aligns with other screening recommendations, including those recommended by the American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology.  With the expansion of the guidelines to include younger age groups, Dr. Dontchos hopes that they’ll see an increase in screening patients of color, especially as the American Cancer Society Journal reports that black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women.

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