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  •  Large Canadian study is the latest evidence (2+ / 0-)
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    mungley, La Gitane

    Published in the British Medical Journal  

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    Regular mammogram screenings do not reduce breast cancer death rates, a ground-breaking study of almost 90,000 women has found.

    Experts say the findings add powerful new doubts to the value of screenings for women of any age and question whether too many people are ''over diagnosed'' by the popular test.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/...

    According to the study, 1 in 424 women who received mammograms were treated for breast cancer they did not have.

    Promoting breast cancer screening to teenage women results in unnecessary fear of their body.  Teaching them breast exams results in high rates of doctor visits, unnecessary breast biopsies and emotional trauma.  Breast cancer in teenagers is extremely rare.

    Money is property, not speech. Overturn Citizens United.

    by Betty Pinson on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 01:19:01 PM PDT

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