Screening remains one of the best ways to spot the very early signs of breast cancer, at a stage when treatment is most likely to be successful.
We think it's vitally important for women to have access to clear information about breast screening, the balance of benefits and harms and the fact that they could be diagnosed with and treated for a cancer that might not cause them harm.
So, on balance, taking all the evidence into account, Cancer Research UK recommends that women go for breast screening when invited.
Scientists and doctors who treat women with breast cancer have polarised views on the worth of screenings. Can a new report forge consensus?
Breast cancer screening leads to thousands of women undergoing unnecessary treatment despite saving lives, researchers have said.