OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Peoria, Illinois

Mammogram Guidelines Alert

Ladies, please make your voices heard before May 18th!

Proposed changes in the mammography screening guidelines draft from the U.S. Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) may cause insurance companies to change the way they cover mammography screening today.

The current recommendation for screening mammography is:

  • Every year
  • Beginning at age 40

This is the position held by OSF Saint Francis Centers for Breast Health, Central IL Radiological Associates, Ltd.  and the following organizations:  American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Surgeons, and the American College of Radiology.   

The new proposed USPSTF guidelines draft recommends screening mammograms:

  • Every other year
  • Beginning at age 50  (through age 74)

Ladies, please make your voices heard! 

Why respond? You or your loved ones’ access to early, affordable breast cancer screenings are in jeopardy.

If you want to fight to keep insurance coverage for life-saving mammograms yearly, starting at age 40, you must act today.  Early detection remains the best protection.  We often find cancer in women under age 50 and many lives are saved.  We don’t want to wait until age 50 to find and treat it. 

Comment on the proposed changes by the May 18 deadline

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