American Cancer Society guidelines for breast cancer screening: update 2003

CA Cancer J Clin. May-Jun 2003;53(3):141-69. doi: 10.3322/canjclin.53.3.141.


In 2003, the American Cancer Society updated its guidelines for early detection of breast cancer based on recommendations from a formal review of evidence and a recent workshop. The new screening recommendations address screening mammography, physical examination, screening older women and women with comorbid conditions, screening women at high risk, and new screening technologies.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Breast Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammography
  • Mass Screening / methods
  • Mass Screening / standards*
  • Middle Aged
  • Physical Examination
  • Risk Factors