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Journal of the American Medical Association updates breast cancer screening criteria

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) today published revised breast cancer screening criteria of the American Cancer Society. The updated guidelines recommend annual breast cancer screenings at age 45 instead of 40 and switching to every other year at age 55. The article makes it clear this is not a blanket recommendation. Medical malpractice attorneys at Riley Williams & Piatt, LLC stated, “The recommendation are for women at an average risk for breast cancer. Undoubtedly doctors will continue to order more intensive screening for individuals at a higher risk.” The Riley Williams & Piatt, LLC attorneys went on the say, “Our experience in medical malpractice cases and personal injury cases indicate a continued validity to breast self-examinations.”