breast cancer pink ribbonA Harvard study found that fewer women ages 40 to 64 got screening mammograms 3 years after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that screening mammograms start at age 50 instead of 40 and that screening mammograms be done every 2 years instead of every year.

Compared to the predicted rate, actual mammogram rates were 9.9% lower for women ages 40 to 49; decreases were lowest among black women (2.3%) and highest among Asian women (17.4%).

Annual mammogram rates were 6.1% lower for women ages 50 to 64.

DIS recognizes that it is every woman’s right to choose what is best for her, in consultation with her physician or health care provider. Should she choose to undergo a mammogram, we hope that our comfort, relaxed environment and special care we provide will bring her to one of our four locations.

Screening mammograms are covered at 100% by the Affordable Care Act. 3D mammography is offered at our Women’s & Advanced Imaging Center in Metairie.

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