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Mammogram: This Breast Cancer Screening May Lead to a SHORTER Life…


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There have been a variety of estimates of the benefits and harms of mammographic screening for breast cancer. A study aimed to assess the effect of screening for breast cancer on mortality and morbidity.

The researchers found that, while screening was likely to reduce breast cancer mortality, screening also led to a 30 percent rate of overdiagnosis and overtreatment -- which meant that all in all it actually increased the absolute risk by 0.5 percent.


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