Mammograms cut risk of breast cancer deaths in half

Women who get routine mammograms can lower their risk of dying from breast cancer by nearly half, a new Dutch study suggests.
“Our study adds further to the evidence that mammography screening unambiguously reduces breast cancer mortality,” said Dr. Suzie Otto, a senior researcher in the department of public health at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Advanced tumors were found in about 30 percent of the patients who had never been screened but in just over 5 percent of those who had mammograms.
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