A significant amount of scientific evidence exists to prove that annual mammography beginning at age 40 saves lives. The scientific papers below are provided so you can experience first-hand what major breast cancer screening experts report, rather than relying on third-party sources for information that may or may not be accurate. We hope that you find this information useful.
Consequences of False-Positive Screening Mammograms
Tosteson A; Fryback D; Hammond C; Hanna L; Grove M; Brown M; Wang, W; Lindfors K; Pisano E. JAMA Intern Med. 2014; 174(6):954-961.
Mammography Screening and Risk of Breast Cancer Death: A Population-Based Case–Control Study
Otto S; Fracheboud J; Verbeek A; Boer R; Reijerink-Verheij J; Otten J; Broeders M; de Koning H. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention December 2011.
Swedish Two-County Trial: Impact of Mammographic Screening on Breast Cancer Mortality During 3 Decades
Tabár L; Vitak B; Hsiu-Hsi Chen T; Ming-Fang Yen A; Cohen A; Tot T; Yueh-Hsia Chiu S; Li-Sheng Chen S; Ching-Yuan Fann J; Rosell J; Fohlin H; Smith RA; Duffy SW. Radiology September 2011 Volume 260, Issue 3.
Effectiveness of Population-Based Service Screening With Mammography for Women Ages 40 to 49 Years
Hellquist BN; Duffy SW; Abdsaleh S; Björneld L; Bordás P; Tabár L; Viták B; Zackrisson S; Nyström L; Jonsson H. Cancer (Sept. 29, 2010).
Bias in the Medical Journals: A Commentary.
Kopans DB. Am. J. Roentgenol 2005; 185: 176 - 182.
Canadian National Breast Screening Study: Assessment of Technical Quality by External Review.
Baines CJ, Miller AB, Kopans DB, Moskowitz M, Sanders DE, Sickles EA, To T, Wall C. AJR 1990;155:743-747