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Breast cancer: the harms and benefits of screening – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on June 18th, 2014.

Is breast cancer screening actually saving lives? A Norwegian study, published in BMJ, has looked at the effectiveness of modern mammography screening by measuring breast cancer mortality among screened and unscreened women. The authors found that an invitation to mammography screening was associated with a 28 per cent reduced risk of death from breast cancer […]

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