Annual mammograms 'are important for detecting breast cancer'

3 May 2012

Women should not disregard yearly mammograms for detecting breast cancer just because there is no history of the disease in their family.

This is the main point which has come out of new research from Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, LLC in Rochester, New York.

Upon analysing 373 cases of breast cancer, the researchers highlighted that 61 per cent of these were diagnosed in women between the age of 40 and 49 who had no family history of the life-threatening condition.

For the 228 patients who suffered from breast cancer with no family history, it was also found that 135 of these were treated for invasive disease.

The study's lead author, Stamatia Destounis, pointed out: "We weren't surprised by the results of the study, but the data does confirm that women in their 40s benefit from screening mammography yearly."

When it comes to diagnosing breast cancer, a study co-led by Cambridge University professor Carlos Caldas has suggested that the disease can be separated into ten exclusive sub-types.

Posted by Edward Bartel

Health News is provided by Adfero in collaboration with Spire Healthcare. Please note that all copy above is ©Adfero Ltd. and does not reflect views or opinions of Spire Healthcare unless explicitly stated. Additional comments on the page from individual Spire consultants do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of other consultants or Spire Healthcare.

Find a treatment, test or scan available at:


Find a consultant

Use one or more of the options below to search for a consultant and link through to view their Spire profile.


Let us help you

fill out this form and we will get back to you:

Please select a hospital

We can call you

Please enter your details below and we will call you back.

What is the aim of your enquiry?

Please select a hospital

If we are unable to reach you by phone, please include your email address so that we can get in touch...



© Spire Healthcare Group plc (2016)