Breast screening for under 50s - no effect

Breast screening for under 50s - no effect

FIRST CLICK HERE  AND READ OUR OVERVIEW

Originally published in icon Issue 1 2007

A ten year trial involving women aged 40-50 who went for annual breast screening did not show any significant reduction in breast cancer mortality, reports the Institute of Cancer Research in the Lancet (Dec 7th 2006).  The trial involved 160,000 women and was funded by CRUK and the Department of Health.

Researchers estimated that approximately 4 lives in 10,000 women screened might be saved, but reported that this had to be balanced against possible negative consideration such as increased radiation exposure which might increase risk later in life!

Screening
CancerAcitve Logo
Subscribe (Free e-Newsletter)

Join Our
Newsletter

Join Our Newsletter Signup today for free and be the first to get notified on new updates.