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Old May 27th, 2005, 10:45
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Need for Yearly Mammography Questioned in New Research

OBJECTIVE: determine if yearly mammograms were better at catching early breast cancer, compared to mammograms given every two years. METHODS: retrospective review of 7840 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer or ductal carcinoma. RESULTS: in women over age 50, mammography every two years was just as good as mammography every year. However, in women in their 40's, yearly mammography was found to be beneficial. CONCLUSION: in certain groups (women in their 50's), mammography every two years, instead of every year, may be reasonable. For women in their 40's, yearly mammography may be best. Journal of the National Cancer Institute (2004;96:18321839).

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CA Cancer J Clin 2005;55:139144
Volume 55 Y Number 3 Y May/June 2005 141
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