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Women Still Value Mammography’s Benefits Over Potential “Harms,” Study Suggests.

Aunt Minnie (9/18, Yee) reports researchers surveyed 429 women and found that fewer than 20 percent of respondents “knew about breast cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment,” and those who did said they do not find information about overdiagnosis and treatment “believable or persuasive.” Rebekah Nagler, PhD, of the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at University of Minnesota, said, “Despite increasing dissemination of information about cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment via both news media coverage and health-related websites, patient awareness remains low.” The findings were published in Medical Care. 
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