Study suggests mammograms under 50 if family risk


November 22, 2010

USA Today

LONDON (AP) — Women in their 40s with a moderately high family risk of breast cancer should get yearly mammograms, a new British study suggests.

Though such testing is standard in the U.S. for that age group with a family history, women in Europe who have an intermediate family risk are not always offered screening if they are under 50.

British researchers followed 6,710 women under 50 who had a moderate breast cancer risk — meaning women who meet criteria such as having one close female relative who had breast cancer in her 40s or younger. Such woman have double to triple the risk of having breast cancer as the average woman... Read More