New study highlights success of breast cancer screening
Women who undergo breast cancer screening are 60 per cent less likely to die from the disease within 10 years of a diagnosis.
That’s the finding of researchers from Queen Mary University in the UK, who used data from Sweden of more than 52,000 women.
A 47 per cent lower risk of death 20 years after being diagnosed with breast cancer was also found for those who had been screened.
The authors of the study say that this is due to tumours responding much better to treatment the earlier they are found.