Recommendations from the European Breast Cancer Guidelines

Women between the ages of 70 and 74


Recommendations

For asymptomatic women aged 70 to 74 with an average risk of breast cancer, the ECIBC's Guidelines Development Group (GDG) recommends against annual mammography screening in the context of an organised screening programme (strong recommendation, very low certainty in the evidence).
For asymptomatic women aged 70 to 74 with an average risk of breast cancer, the ECIBC's Guidelines Development Group (GDG) suggests triennial mammography screening over biennial mammography screening in the context of an organised screening programme (conditional recommendation, very low certainty in the evidence).

Summary of Judgements

  annual
vs.
biennial mammography screening
annual
vs.
triennial mammography screening
triennial
vs.
biennial mammography screening
Certainty of evidence Very low Very low Very low
Balance of effects Probably favors the comparison Probably favors the comparison Does not favor either the intervention or the comparison
Resources required Large costs Moderate costs Moderate savings
Cost effectiveness Favors the comparison No included studies Probably favors the intervention
Equity Varies Varies Varies
Acceptability Probably no Probably no Probably yes
Feasibility Probably no Probably no Yes