What is an Organized Breast Cancer Screening Program For? The question, if it seems absurd, is that since 2011, participation rates have been declining. The health crisis did not help matters as the partnership still lost 3.5% during the 2019/2020 period.
Intended for women aged 50 to 74 years without risk factors other than age, this program is one of the most effective ways to combat the disease. These numbers speak for themselves: 5 years of survival is 99% for those with early stage cancer, while it is only 26% for early stage cancer. Metastatic.
But survival is not the only thing to consider. Quality of life during illness is also important. The results of a study by the National Cancer Institute (INCa) relay showed that women who resorted to organized screening were treated less aggressively than those who resorted to a mammogram and were treated less for the sequel. Individual screening or clinical diagnosis.
“We are looking at more conventional surgeries (70% of women diagnosed with cancer during systemic screening or 70% during individual screening) and less chemotherapy (34% versus in organized screening. 53% individual screening / clinical diagnosis)”, explains INCA.
Keep in mind that women between the ages of 50 and 74 are invited to have a screening mammogram once every two years. This is accompanied by a clinical examination conducted by a radiologist.