Review: In women 39 to 69 years of age, screening with mammography reduces breast cancer mortality

Willett, Laura Rees
February 2010
ACP Journal Club;2/16/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 2, p6
Academic Journal
The article presents information on studies on the effectiveness of mammography screening in reducing breast cancer mortality in woman. The studies evaluated breast cancer screening with mammography, CBE, or BSE in women without preexisting breast cancer and at average risk for breast cancer. It was found that in women 39 to 69 years of age, mammography screening reduces breast cancer mortality, with most benefit in those 60 to 69 years of age.


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