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Continued: Study casts doubts on value of mammograms

  • Article by: MARILYNN MARCHIONE , Associated Press
  • Last update: February 12, 2014 - 7:08 PM

“The people who stand to gain the most from screening are the people at greatest risk of the disease” — older women who are more likely to have breast cancer and those not too old that they are likely to die of something else, he said.

Death rates from breast cancer have fallen mostly because of dramatic improvement in treatments, doctors have said.

“The better we are at treating clinically evident disease, the less important it becomes to find it early,” Welch said.

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