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Swedish study: Mammograms beneficial in women 75 and up

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When a mammogram detects breast cancer in a woman age 75 or older, it’s more likely to be early stage disease that can be treated less aggressively, according to a study of thousands of patients in a Seattle cancer registry.

Dr. Henry Kaplan of the Swedish Cancer Institute and Judith Malmgren, an epidemiologist from the University of Washington’s School of Public Health who has long worked with Kaplan, published the study in the journal Radiology on Tuesday.

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