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Screening Mammography helps reduce Breast Cancer Deaths

June 3, 2012 Category :Health Watch 0

Screening for breast lumps by doing a mammography can help reduce the death rate from breast cancer, based on a study from Norway reported recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

According to lead author Mette Kalager, MD, from Oslo University Hospital in Norway, participation in the Norwegian breast cancer screening program was associated with a 10 percent reduction in the rate of death from breast cancer among women 50 to 69 years of age. However, during the period that the study was conducted, Norway built multidisciplinary teams to treat breast cancer, which could also have had an impact on the favorable outcome.

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