Video of the Week: Mammography Screening in Women 40-49 Years

Dr. Jennifer Obel told our reporter Kerri Wachter that real-world results of screening mammography in women aged 40-49 years – from the Swedish SCRY Study (mammography SCReening of Young women) – provide more data for clinicians to discuss with their patients.

New data from the large Swedish cohort suggest that screening mammography in women aged 40-49 years reduced the risk of breast cancer mortality by 26%, compared with women in that age group who were not screened. The results were presented at the the annual Breast Cancer Symposium sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

It’s widely accepted that screening mammography significantly reduces mortality in women aged 50-69 years, but the effectiveness of screening in women aged 40-49 years has been less clear.

To read more about the results, check out the story at the Internal Medicine News website, along with the latest medical news.

Leave a comment

Filed under Family Medicine, IMNG, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology, Video

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s