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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.

dateMar 10, 2011 in Cancer
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Mammogram sensitivity depends on menstrual cycle

Try to schedule your screening mammogram during the first week of your menstrual cycle. It might make breast cancer screening more accurate for pre-menopausal women who choose to have regular mammograms. This recommendation ...

dateDec 06, 2010 in Cancer
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New mammogram study stirs debate for women in 40s

(AP) -- A new study from Sweden is stirring fresh debate over whether women in their 40s should get mammograms. It suggests that the breast cancer screening test can lower the risk of dying of the disease by 26 percent or ...

dateSep 29, 2010 in Cancer
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Some preventive care to have no out-of-pocket cost

(AP) -- From counseling for kids who struggle with their weight, to cancer screenings for their parents, preventive health care will soon be available at no out-of-pocket cost under consumer rules the Obama administration ...

dateJul 15, 2010 in Health
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