Published in Cancer Weekly, August 5th, 2003
Their rationale is detailed in a correspondence letter in the July 18, 2003, issue of the Lancet.
Screening mammography became widely available from the U.K. National Health Service in the late 1980s. Women aged 50-64 years are invited for screening every 3 years. Considerable debate surrounds the ideal age for women to enter screening programs; an ongoing trial due to report at the end of 2004 could recommend lowering the entry age to women in their 40s.
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