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Table 2 Recommendations for breast cancer screening with mammography, in order of overall healthcare spending

From: Cancer screening recommendations: an international comparison of high income countries

  1. Type of organization: A national guideline committee, B cancer society, C specialty society, D other
  2. 1United States American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology: screening interval of 1 or 2 years
  3. 2Switzerland: screening age of 50–70 years
  4. 3Netherlands: screening age of 50–75 years
  5. 4Sweden: screening interval is 18 months from age 40 to 54 years
  6. 5Canada: screening interval of 2 or 3 years
  7. 6France: screening age of 50–75 years
  8. 7Japan: Do not recommend a screening interval
  9. Abbreviations: UK United Kingdom, USA United States of America, NIPHE National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, CTFPHC Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, NA not available (cannot find information)
  10. *Consider the person’s life expectancy when making a decision