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What Women Need To Know About Mammograms And Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis

By Gene Emery(Reuters Health) - Better treatment and not earlier detection with screening mammography may be the reason rates of death from breast cancer have declined in recent years, according to controversial results from a large U.S. database study. In addition, the research team reports in The New England Journal of Medicine, “women were more likely to have breast cancer that was overdiagnosed than to have earlier detection of a tumor that was destined to become large.
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