Screening mammography for women aged 40-49: Are we off the fence yet?

Barton, Mary B.
February 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/20/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 4, p498
Academic Journal
Comments on a study of the effectiveness of screening mammography for women aged 40 to 49. How screening of women over the age of 50 has decreased breast cancer deaths; Conclusion of the study that the evidence does not support the inclusion or exclusion of mammography for periodic health examinations; Suggestion that patients should be involved in the decision of when to start mammograms.


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