(HealthDay News) - Adding to the civil argument about the advantages of mammography screening before age 50, another exploration survey discovers "constrained" confirmation that screening counteracts bosom growth passings among ladies in their 40s.
The outcomes originate from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which asked specialists from 16 nations to take a gander at the most recent confirmation on bosom malignancy screening.
What they discovered generally affirmed what specialists have long said: For ladies ages 50 to 75, normal mammograms lessen the danger of biting the dust from bosom tumor.
For ladies in their 40s, then again, the organization discovered just restricted proof of such an advantage.
Still, one board part said that conclusion was a long way from consistent.
"The gathering was divide into equal parts, at any rate when it came to ladies ages 45 to 49," said Robert Smith, VP of the American Cancer Society. "50% of us thought the information were adequate to say [screening mammography] lessens bosom growth mortality. Others were not convinced."
The report, distributed in the June 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, mirrors a longstanding verbal confrontation.
In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force lighted a discussion when it transformed its suggestions on mammograms - which had since quite a while ago exhorted ladies to have screening each one to two years, beginning at age 40.
The amended rules now say routine screening ought to start at age 50 and be done at regular intervals. The board said ladies in their 40s ought to examine the advantages and disadvantages of mammography screening with their specialists, then settle on an educated choice.
Be that as it may, the tumor society and the American College of Obstetricians Gynecologists still urge ladies to get yearly mammograms, beginning at age 40.
The issue, the team said, is that bosom malignancy screening can bring about damage, so there ought to be solid proof that the advantages exceed those dangers.
The dangers incorporate false-positive results that trigger further, now and then obtrusive tests, and unnecessary tension. Be that as it may, the greater concern, specialists say, is over-determination and overtreatment.
Mammography gets modest tumors, some of which may never advance to the point of undermining a lady's life. But since there is no real way to anticipate which tumors are perilous, ladies quite often experience treatment.