Study: Yearly mammograms don't cut breast cancer death rates

02/11/2014 | MedPage Today (free registration) · HealthDay News

Annual mammograms for women aged 40 to 59 did not reduce death rates from breast cancer compared with those who received physical examination or routine care, according to a 25-year Canadian study published in the journal BMJ. Researchers also found 22% of the screen-detected cancers in the mammogram group were overdiagnosed and received unnecessary treatment.

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