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UCH Recommendations for Mammograms

Confused about the most recent mammography recommendations for women?

On November 16, 2009, a government task force announced a reversal of the long-standing recommendation from the American Cancer Society that women start getting annual mammograms at age 40.

Our recommendation is unchanged

Physicians at University of Colorado Hospital have no plans to change their current recommendations, which follow those set forth by the American College of Radiology (ACR), American Cancer Society (ACS), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American Medical Association (AMA).

UCH joins these organizations in supporting annual screening mammography and clinical breast exams (CBE) beginning at age 40.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about screening mammography and other types of testing. UCH uses digital mammography for its screenings.

A doctor to answer your questions

If you have further questions or would like to set up an appointment with a primary care physician to discuss what is right for you, call Dr. Miriam Lindrooth at WISH, our Women's Integrated Services in Health department at (720) 848-WISH (9474).

You may also email your questions to