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BreastScreen Australia – Policy on screening women aged 40–49 years

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Publication date: 
December 2013
Publication type: 
Strategy or framework
Intended audience: 
General public

Evidence shows that screening women under the age of 50 for breast cancer has little to no impact on the survival rate. This is generally due to biological differences in the breast tissue of younger women. Women in this age group are still able to be screened if they wish, but are not included in the regular screening program.

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