Regular screening is effective in reducing breast cancer mortality for women aged 40 to 74 years
The likelihood of screening benefit increases with age (mammography is a better test for women in their 50s than it is for women in their 40s)
There is risk of harm associated with screening
One must balance the benefits and risks when deciding about screening
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