Jonsson oc. Half of the counties invite women from 40 years of age whereas women 50 and older are invited in the other counties. The upper age limit was either 69 or Women in the age group years are thus invited to screening in all counties.
Breast cancer screening mammography is widespread in industrialised countries within the framework of public health program or opportunist form. Only few data exist on the comparison of effectiveness between organised and opportunistic screening. The aim of this study is to compare organised and opportunistic screening using population-based data from the Fribourg cancer registry, Switzerland. We considered only breast cancer discovered by mammography screening. We compared patients, tumour characteristics and treatment modalities between breast cancer detected by the organised screening program versus opportunistic screening using logistic regression. Out of patients diagnosed with breast cancer,
Assembly version: 1. They should not be construed as an official position of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U. Department of Health and Human Services. The decision to start screening mammography in women prior to age 50 years should be an individual one. Women who place a higher value on the potential benefit than the potential harms may choose to begin biennial screening between the ages of 40 and 49 years.
Mammography is the most effective screening tool used today to find breast cancer in most women. However, the benefits of mammography vary by age. Figure 3. Learn about screening recommendations for women at higher than average risk of breast cancer. Every 2 years or every year if a woman chooses to do so starting at age 55, for as long as a woman is in good health.