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Mammography Wars Reignite

Study that followed women for 25 years shows that screening does not translate into lives saved.

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For more than two decades, the power of mammograms to save lives has remained a point of controversy. The debate reignited in February with a study published in the journal BMJ showing that screening mammography failed to reduce breast cancer deaths. The study enrolled nearly 90,000 Canadian women, age 40 to 59, and followed them for 25 years. Although women who got mammograms had more breast cancers detected than those who didn’t, this increase in detection did not translate into lives sa...
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