Two days after a government task force recommended women wait until age 50 to get mammograms, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told women yesterday to ignore that advice and continue getting regular mammograms starting at age 40. The new recommendations have left women confused about one of the most common cancer screenings.
To get some answers, The San Diego Union-Tribune went to Dr. Mary Wilde, medical director of Scripps Polster Breast Care Center in La Jolla.
Scripps Health is one of the medical systems across the U.S. that is rejecting the task force recommendation. Read Which Hospitals Are Ignoring New Mammogram Rules? by ABC News for more information.
Watch Dr. Wilde speak about the new mammogram recommendations on KUSI.
Watch nurse educator Beverly Mangerich, RN, of Scripps Polster Breast Care Center speak about the new mammogram recommendations on KSWB and CW6.
Beverly Mangerich, RN, on KSWB.
Beverly Mangerich, RN, on CW6.