February 12: Annual Screening Detects Breast Cancers Earlier for Women Aged 35-39 With a Family History

Annual screening for younger women aged 35-39 who have a family history of breast cancer would be highly effective in detecting tumours earlier, a major UK trial has found.

The trial, funded by charity Breast Cancer Now, found that annual mammograms for women aged 35-39 at ‘moderate’ or ‘high’ risk of breast cancer detected tumours when they were significantly smaller in size and less likely to have spread to the lymph nodes than in an unscreened control cohort.

Read the full article here on the University of Manchester.