Senior Women May Benefit From Mammograms, Study Finds
Mammography screening decreases mortality in breast cancer in patients aged 40-80 years. As mortality increase with age, screening at age 70 years is more beneficial than screening at age 48 years. The study recommends ten mammography screenings be performed biennially beginning at age 50 years.
@olibhiya If a mammography screening program were to be expanded, the benefit must be demonstrated for each additional age. Screening with mammograms has been shown to increase 20-year survival rate from 68% (nonscreened patients) to 83% (screened patients).