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Do mammograms save lives? New study casts doubt

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Do mammograms save lives? New study casts doubt

By Stella Inger. CREATED Feb 12, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) --    A new study published in the British Medical Journal says yearly mammograms don't reduce the risk of death from breast cancer.

It also confirms earlier findings that many abnormalities detected by these X-rays would never have proved fatal, even if untreated.
   
Scientists didn't find any reduction in breast cancer from mammograms-  in any age group they studied.

They say mammograms only increase perceived survival time not the actual course of the disease.

 

Stella Inger

Stella Inger

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Stella Inger anchors the 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 PM news with Guy Atchley. When not working, Stella loves to volunteer in her community. She enjoys working with children and helping homeless animals find loving homes.