(Breast cancer) At the age of 40-49 years old mammography is performed 1 time in 1-2 years, then annually. According to several studies, mammographic screening of breast cancer (BC) by qualified personnel leads to a decrease in mortality among women.
The efficacy and safety of mammography is beyond doubt. The question of the optimal frequency of its implementation remains open, the answer to it can be obtained by the accumulation of a sufficient amount of data. The only drawback of mammography is cost (this is the most expensive screening method).
Special equipment is required, as well as sufficient experience and professionalism to interpret the images. It is important to determine the most effective way to use the available resources. ACS and NCI recommendations should be used until the optimum screening rate is established.