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

Ramachandran, Venhat; Hillner, Bruce E.
September 2007
ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p30
Academic Journal
The article discusses the effects of serially screening of women 40 to 49 years of age with mammography. It is mentioned that mammography is effective in detection of early stage breast cancer and reduces the rate of mortality. The disadvantage of screening younger women not showing symptoms of breast cancer may lead to false-positive results, exposure to radiation, procedural pain, and risk for mastectomy. It is stated that it remains a challenge to identify women with breast cancer.


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