Team McCallum

R&D for Lifetime of Life

Cutting breast cancer.

A large study of women in Sweden has found that screening those in the 40 to 49 age range for breast cancer cuts the risk of death significantly.

Around a year ago the US Preventative Services Task Force recommended that screening women of this age should stop, due to a low rate of benefit. Routine screening in the UK also begins at 50 at the moment.

Over 600,000 Swedish women aged 40-49 were split into those to be invited for screening and those who weren’t. First, the mortality rates were tested before screening began, to ensure there was no difference between the groups.

The women were followed for an average of 16 years. In this time, the risk of dying from breast cancer in those not being screened was a third higher than those being screened.


October 3, 2010 - Posted by | Breast cancer, Success

1 Comment »

  1. of course we can always prevent cancer, the key is early diagnosis and early treatment ,”.

    Comment by Round Kitchen · | November 13, 2010 | Reply

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