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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Breast Cancer Screening Effective At Detecting Tumors Early, Study Finds

Aunt Minnie (10/13, Rylands-Monk) reports, “Women have a greater chance of five-year survival if breast cancer is detected early while tumors are small, fewer in number, and early-stage,” according to the results of a large Dutch study published Oct. 6 in the BMJ, which suggests “breast cancer screening works.” The study, which “involved 173,797 female patients with primary breast cancer from two time frames: 1999 to 2005 (80,228 patients) and 2006 to 2012 (93,569 patients),” also revealed that “reducing false positives must remain an urgent priority.”
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