Premenopausal women may need more frequent mammograms

NEW advice in the US for annual mammographic screening of pre-menopausal women at average risk of breast cancer has some merit, Australian specialists say.

Updated American Cancer Society (ACS) breast screening guidelines advocate annual mammography  for women aged 45–54 and biennial screening from age 55, whereas Australian advice is for two-yearly screening from 50–74.

“There is quite a lot of evidence that would support more frequent screening in younger women, [tapering] off to less frequent screening in older women,” says