June 30th, 2011
A new study of more than 133,000 women confirms that regular mammography screenings reduce a woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer.
The Swedish Two-County Trial study began in the late 1970s. In its first phase, researchers divided the study participants in to two groups: Women who were given regular mammograms, and women who were treated with “usual care,” or treatment that did not include mammograms. That screening period lasted for seven years, after which the study’s second phase began and the women were followed for an additional 29 years. (more…)