oa Southern African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - Reflections on the USPSTF breast screening recommendations from a South African perspective : opinion

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2074-2835
  • E-ISSN: 2220-105X



Recent recommendations from the USA on the benefit of mammography for certain age groups have the potential to be indiscriminately applied in other countries, especially with regard to entry age for screening examinations and medical insurance cover. There exists a grave danger that specific local factors may be overlooked if these recommendations are simply taken as gospel and are not considered carefully.

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