To the Editor In their research letter published in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Radhakrishnan and colleagues1 describe the results from a survey of primary care physicians and gynecologists (the Breast Cancer Social Networks Study). Among 871 respondents, they report that 81% recommend screening to women ages 40 to 44 years, and 88% recommend screening to women ages 45 to 49 years.1 Moreover, only 23% of physicians trusted US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines the most and recommended biennial screening beginning at age 50 years, while 26% trusted the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) the most and recommended annual screening starting at age 40 years.1
Lee CI, Scheel JR, Lee JM. Specialty Societies and Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(12):1871–1872. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5557
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