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United States Preventative Services Task Force Update Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

May 17, 2024

On April 30, 2024, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated their recommendations for breast cancer screening . They now recommend that all women get screened every other year starting at age 40 and continuing through age 74.

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program bases its coverage for cancer screenings on the recommendations of the USPSTF. This means that members eligible for breast cancer screenings can now get them covered by the Program starting at age 40 through age 74.

Before April 30, 2024, the USPSTF recommended breast cancer screenings starting at age 50 through age 74.

Learn more about cancer screenings covered by the Program.