TITLE

Review: Screening mammography reduces risk for breast cancer mortality but increases other risks in women 40 to 49 years of age

PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study determining the risks and benefits of screening mammography in women 40 to 49 years of age, suffering from breast cancer. Methods used and assessment of the study have been mentioned elaborately. It concluded that screening mammography reduced the risk for breast cancer mortality, chemotherapy and hormone therapy but increased the risk for mastectomy, radiation therapy and radiation-induced breast cancer for women in the age group of 40 to 49 years of age.
ACCESSION #
27029945

 

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