Adherence to U.S. Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Map shows county by county variable adherence rates to USPSTF breast cancer screening guidelines.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and early detection can be a crucial factor in improving treatment outcomes and survival rates. The United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening mammography for all women aged 50-74 every 2 years. This report uses data from the Georgia All-Payer Claims Database (GA APCD) to examine adherence to USPSTF screening guidelines.