Posts Tagged ‘screening mammography’

What’s Behind the Screen? A Look at Screening Mammography and Breast Cancer Incidence

Posted by • November 21st, 2012

The number of women being screened for breast cancer continues to be high, but the population benefits of screening are becoming increasingly unclear. In 2010, a year after the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) revised its recommendations in favor of less screening mammography, NEJM published findings from a major cohort study suggesting that screening mammography… Read More…

Breast-Cancer Screening

Posted by • September 16th, 2011

The latest article in our Clinical Practice series reviews current recommendations for breast-cancer screening and thesupporting evidence, including the controversy regarding mammographic screening of women in their 40s. Worldwide, breast cancer is now the most common cancer diagnosed in women and is the leading cause of deaths from cancer among women, with approximately 1.3 million… Read More…

Staying Abreast of Screening Mammography

Posted by • September 22nd, 2010

Should women of a certain age be screened regularly for breast cancer?  It’s a seemingly simple question that has proven controversial to answer, as evidenced by the uproar last November over a revised recommendation from the US Preventive Services Task Force to start mammographic screening at age 50 instead of 40. Supporters of routine screening mammography… Read More…