Screening and diagnoses practices vary between and within countries on how mammograms should be read and how biopsies should be performed. The evidence underpinning the recommendations published suggests very specific approaches. For example, ECIBC suggests that mammograms should be read independently by two trained readers and recommends undergoing needle core biopsy – rather fine needle aspiration cytology - for the diagnosis of a breast lesion that may represent a cancer.
For women with no symptoms and not at high risk of breast cancer, mammography screening, for example, is strongly recommended between the ages of 50 and 69. The newly published recommendations specify the optimal way of inviting women between 50 and 69 to attend their periodic screening.