Intense debate over new mammogram guidelines

Mammogram
A woman undergoes a mammogram.
Photo courtesy of the National Institutes of Health

New guidelines recommending against yearly mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 49 are creating confusion and anxiety among women, and stirring anger in the medical community.

While some say the new guidelines are a welcome change, many doctors say they will continue to recommend yearly screening for women over 40.

Your support matters.

You make MPR News possible. Individual donations are behind the clarity in coverage from our reporters across the state, stories that connect us, and conversations that provide perspectives. Help ensure MPR remains a resource that brings Minnesotans together.