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Study finds benefits to earlier breast cancer screenings

Research that included more than 1,100 women with breast cancer found earlier mammography may lead to the detection of smaller tumors and result in less aggressive treatments. The study, prepared for the American Society of Breast Surgeons meeting, did not prove cause-and-effect, but Dr. Len Lichtenfeld of the American Cancer Society said it is consistent with other evidence showing the value of early detection.

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