Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mammograms


Mammography screening reduces mortality rate: study


"For every 1,000 to 1,500 mammograms, 1 breast cancer death is prevented" 

The Swedish trial followed more than133,000 women, with researchers dividing them into two groups -- those who received an invitation to a mammography screening, and those who received usual care.

After three decades of study, the researchers found that among the women who were invited to a screening, there were 30 per cent fewer breast cancer deaths.

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