Which screening mammography plan is best?

When to initiate screening for breast cancer, how often and for how long, are questions that continue to spark emotional debate.

Now, a head-to-head comparison of the most widely discussed recommendations suggests there is an outright winner when it comes to the number of breast cancer deaths that might be prevented.

The researchers used computer modelling to estimate the possible effects of three schemes: annual screening starting at age 40, annual screening at 45-54 and then biennial screening at 55-79, and biennial screening at 50-74 as is