Karla Kerlikowske, MD | Authors

Should We Recommend Screening Mammography for Women Aged 40 to 49?

March 01, 1996

In clinical trials, screening mammography has been shown to reduce mortality from breast cancer by about 25% to 30% among women aged 50 years and older after only 5 to 6 years from the initiation of screening. Among women 40 to 49 years old, the evidence supporting the efficacy of screening mammography is less convincing.