Why the mammography discussion should change at age 70

Women should be helped to make an informed choice about whether to continue breast screening mammography beyond the age of 70, public health experts say.

New data show a less favourable benefit-to-harm ratio for screening mammography for ages 70-74 compared with stopping at 69, according to Australian epidemiologists.

Researchers from the University of Sydney applied UK data on mammography screening outcomes to the Australian program and found that continuing beyond the age of 70 would result in more false-positives, biopsies and

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