Breast cancer screening in young women

      Abstract

      Breast cancer is the leading cause of death by cancer in women aged less than 40. However, organized screening of young healthy women has been recognized as inefficient and even deleterious by most experts [1], and should not been offered. Individualized screening, targeting only some young high-risk women, may be beneficial although no randomized trial has proven an impact on breast cancer mortality. All recommendations are based on expert’s opinions. This review offers a toned overview of these recommendations and underlines the need of careful information and shared decision with each patient.

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