Routine mammograms not recommended for younger women

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 01 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:323
  1. Fred B Charatan
  1. Florida

    A consensus panel of the United States National Institutes of Health has decided against recommending routine mammography for women in their 40s. The panel's report has rekindled the controversy over the issue.

    The panel, chaired by Dr Leon Gordis of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, said: “At the present time the available data do not warrant a single recommendation for mammography for all women in their 40s. Each woman should decide for herself …

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