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.

Influence of Tumour Stage at Breast Cancer Detection on Survival in Modern Times: Population Based Study in 173 797 Patients
Saadatmand S; Bretveld R; Siesling S; Tilanus-Linthorst M. British Medical Journal 2015; 351.

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.

A Failure Analysis of Invasive Breast Cancer: Most Deaths From Disease Occur in Women Not Regularly Screened
Webb ML; Cady B; Michaelson JS; Bush DM; Zabicki Calvillo K; Kopans DB; Smith BL. Cancer Sept. 9, 2013.

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.

United States Preventive Services Task Force Screening Mammography Recommendations: Science Ignored
Hendrick R, Helvie M. American Journal of Roentgenology February 2011, 196: 2.

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

Breast Cancer. Computer Simulation Method for Estimating Optimal Intervals for Screening.
Michaelson JS, Halpern E, Kopans DB. Radiology 1999;21:551-560.

The mammographic screening trials: commentary on the recent work by Olsen and Goetzsche.
Duffy SW, Tabar L, Smith RA. CA Cancer J Clin 2002; 52:68-71.