African-American women should have a breast cancer risk assessment at age 30 to determine if they should undergo breast cancer screening earlier than age 40, according to new breast cancer screening guidelines issued by the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging.
Both societies continue to recommend that breast cancer screening for women of average risk begin at age 40. The new guidelines also recommend that breast cancer survivors now be screened with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
- See “ACR and SBI recommend earlier BC screening for African-Americans” on the Applied Radiology website (June 25, 2021)
- Here’s the full text of the guidelines: “Breast Cancer Screening in Women at Higher-Than-Average Risk:Recommendations From the ACR” by Debra L. Monticciolo et al.