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Mammography Screening Benefits Beyond Age 75 Remains Unclear

November 23, 2021 • 4:49 pm CST
(Vax Before Cancer)

The National Cancer Institute and U.S. National Institutes of Health funded a recent study that concluded 'annual mammography is not cost-effective for older women.'

Buy, biennial screening mammography to age 80 years is a good investment.

However, the absolute number of deaths averted would be limited, especially for women with comorbidities.

Women considering screening beyond age 75 should weigh the potential harms of overdiagnosis versus the potential benefit of averting death from breast cancer, concluded this Cost-Effectiveness Analysis published in The Annal of Internal Medicine on November 22, 2021.