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The mammogram debate

When Mette Kalager published the results of her study of routine mammography screening in two Norwegian counties in September, controversy erupted.

Mar 10, 2011
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Screening mammograms catch second breast cancers early

More women are surviving longer after having early-stage breast cancer, but they are at risk of developing breast cancer again: a recurrence or a new cancer, in either breast. Annual screening (a.k.a. "surveillance") mammography ...

Feb 22, 2011
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Age 50 as mammography screening threshold proven unfounded

The landmark breast cancer screening study of women 40-49, published online in Cancer, has proven that annual mammography screening of women in their 40s reduces the breast cancer death rate in these women by nearly 30 per ...

Sep 30, 2010
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Gambling on breast scans

A mathematical tool known as a Monte Carlo analysis could help improve the way X-rays are used for mammography and reduce the number of breast cancers missed by the technique as well as avoiding false positives, according ...

Sep 07, 2010
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