Women, when they reach 40 years of age, should be eligible for screening mammography, and should have that screening covered by insurance, says the American Medical Association (AMA), in what it describes as a recommendation update.
The AMA emphasized that while mammography is the most reliable breast cancer screening tool available today for the general population, it does have its limitations.
AMA board member Patrice A. Harris, M.D., said:
"Early detection of breast cancer increases the odds of a patient's survival, and mammography screenings are an important tool in discovering this cancer. patients are different and have varying degrees of cancer risk, and patients should regularly talk with their doctors to determine if mammography screening is right for them."I totally agree! Should be the same here.