(CHICAGO) -- After a heated debate Tuesday, the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates has come to a consensus that “every woman should get routine screening mammograms every year starting at age 40,” MedPageToday reports.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) disagrees with AMA's recommendation. It says that women under 50 do not need routine screening mammography for breast cancer.
The AMA also "expresses concern regarding recent recommendations by the USPSTF on screening mammography and prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening and the effects these recommendations have on limiting access to preventive care for Americans."
Like the AMA, several other medical groups, including the American Cancer Society, the American College of Radiology, and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, disagree with the USPSTF mammography recommendation, MedPage reports.
The USPSTF is known for their controversial belief that prostate cancer screenings for healthy men leads to unnecessary tests, interventions and treatments.
“The USPSTF is an independent panel of 16 volunteer members, most of whom are clinicians in primary care or preventive medicine,” according to MedPageToday.
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