Source: BMJ 2014;348:g1403  February 11, 2014

The editorial accompanying the Canadian National Breast Cancer Screening Trial report in the BMJ was written by Mette Kalager, Dept. of Epidemiology, Harvard Medical School, and colleagues in Norway and Sweden concludes that long-term follow-up does not support screening women under 60.  They also observe that the benefit of screening mammography is, in the long run, comparable to PSA screening for prostate cancer, and yet cessation of prostate cancer screening, generally accepted, is not matched with similar action for breast cancer.

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