February 12, 2016 — Older women appear to benefit from continued, regular mammography screening, according to a review published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The finding flies in the face of recent guidance from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that rejects screening women older than 75.
But there are a few caveats, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) wrote. For breast cancer screening to confer the most benefit in older women, they must be healthy, with no serious additional disease. In addition, more evidence is needed to confirm the hypothesis.