Fewer breast cancer deaths


The introduction of mammography screening has led to a decline in the number of women dying from breast cancer.

It shows a new study from the Cancer Registry. The study is the world’s largest of its kind, and has surveyed 1.3 million Norwegian women from 1977 to 2014.

Women between the ages of 50 and 69 are offered mammograms today, to reveal breast cancer as early as possible.

Each year around 600 people die of breast cancer in Norway. In 1996, 818 women died of breast cancer.

– The effect of mammography screening has been debated, but a significant majority of the studies show a marked reduction in breast cancer mortality after the introduction of screening, writes section manager Solveig Hofvind in the Cancer Registry in a press release.

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