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Friday, April 27, 2018

Screening Mammography Is Effective In Younger Women, Research Indicates.

Aunt Minnie (4/27, Yee) reports screening mammography in women ages 40 to 49 “finds almost 20% more cancers than screening in women ages 50 and older, according to a presentation delivered at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in Washington, DC.” The article says the boost in cancer detection “increases the recall rate by only 1.5% and the biopsy rate by 0.1%,” according to researchers led by Dr. Abid Irshad from the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Author: Nicole Hardy
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