Mammography benefits the elderly

Mammography-detected breast cancer in women over 75  is diagnosed earlier, requires less treatment and has better disease-specific survival than patient or physician detected breast cancer, a study shows.

And older women benefit just as much as younger women from mammography detection, according to the study published in Radiology.

The US researchers, led by Dr Judith Malmgren from the University of Washington, say it lends support for regular screening among women aged

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