However, the British Medical Journal reports tomorrow that the American Cancer Society is standing by its 1983 recommendation that women with no symptoms should have a mammogram every one or two years.
The NHS Breast Screening Programme calls women aged between 50 and 64 for screening every three years. Women over 65 are entitled to screening but must make their own appointments. The benefits of screening women aged 40 to 50 are currently being evaluated in a clinical trial. Liz HuntReuse content