Mich. study: Mammograms, self-exams effectively spot breast cancer

09/7/2011 | HealthDay News

A study that examined the cases of 6,000 Michigan women with breast cancer revealed that about two-thirds of their cancers were detected through mammography and 30% through palpation, either by self-examination or a health care provider. Experts said those who discovered their tumors through mammography tended to be older and also less likely were to undergo chemotherapy than those whose cancer was discovered by palpation.

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