Annual mammograms advised for younger women
This article was originally published in Clinica
The American Medical Association (AMA) has changed its policy on the controversial issue of breast screening for women in their forties. It now says that all these women should have mammograms every year, rather than every two years. Annual mammography screening is already routine for women aged over 50, but the incidence of breast cancer in the 40-50 age group is so low that opinion has been divided on its value for that group. The AMA policy change emerged from new research reported in the journal Cancer.