Following the recent Canadian study published about mammography screening I remain convinced that young women should strongly consider mammographic screening on an annual basis.
Mammography Screening Studies
The recent Canadian study on mammography screening has sparked a major controversy. On the surface, it was an impressive study that included more than 50,000 women who were followed for 25 years.1 It concluded that women between the ages of 40 and 49 receive no benefit from mammographic screening.
These findings are in direct contrast to a larger study from Sweden, which demonstrated a major survival advantage for women in the same age group who underwent routine screening.2