Screening mammography for average-risk women : Menopause

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Clinical Corner: NAMS Practice Pearl

Screening mammography for average-risk women

Kaunitz, Andrew M. MD, FACOG, NCMP; Pinkerton, JoAnn V. MD, FACOG, NCMP; Ghate, Sujata V. MD; Wolf, Andrew M.D. MD

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Menopause 25(3):p 343-345, March 2018. | DOI: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001026


This Practice Pearl describes an approach to screening mammography for average-risk women that encourages the use of shared decision-making that addresses benefits (early diagnosis and decreased mortality) and potential harms (false positives and overdiagnosis/overtreatment) in determining screening mammography initiation, frequency, and duration for women at average risk of breast cancer.

© 2017 by The North American Menopause Society

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