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June 28, 2000

Screening Mammography in Elderly Women

Author Affiliations

Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;283(24):3202-3204. doi:10.1001/jama.283.24.3198

To the Editor: Risk factors for breast cancer may be used to identify a particular population that would benefit from screening mammography. Several authors have observed that elderly US women who have an elevated BMD also have an increased risk of breast cancer.1,2 Thus, BMD may be an indicator of lifetime estrogen exposure, suggesting that BMD may be used as a screening tool not only for osteoporosis but also for breast cancer risk, as suggested by Dr Kerlikowske and colleagues.3

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