Breast Cancer Screening -- A Thumbs Up!

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Breast Cancer Screening -- A Thumbs Up!
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Wed, 03-31-2010 - 7:17am
Breast cancer screening does more good than harm, with any over-treatment justified by the number of lives saved, a study of 80,000 women has concluded.

Mammograms can spot dangerous tumours, but might also detect lumps that are essentially harmless, exposing some women to undue anxiety and surgery.

This has led to a debate among experts about the benefits of breast screening.

But this study suggests screening saves the lives of two women for every one who may have unnecessary treatment.

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Breast cancer screeing does 'more good than harm'






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Edited 3/31/2010 11:16 am ET by cl-nenuphar_19




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Registered: 08-24-2009
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 10:32am
The link didn't come through for me. Was this it?



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8594940.stm



It's interesting that the controversy in the U.S. started because one group recommended beginning mammograms at 50 instead of 40, but now in the U.K. -- where initial screening at 50 was the norm -- it will soon be extended to younger women.



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Registered: 04-07-2006
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 11:18am
Yes, that's it, thank you for pointing that out to me and posting the corrected link. I've fixed my original post, and now I'd better fix it elsewhere, too.





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