Published in Cancer Weekly, May 6th, 2003
Breast cancer is the leading cancer in women, and the second leading cause of cancer death in women, with an estimated 40,000 deaths in 2002, according to the article. Mammography screening for older women with no signs of breast cancer has been shown to be effective in reducing deaths caused by breast cancer. Many women report pain as a major barrier to getting screened, but few studies have reported on the degree and type of pain women experience during mammographies.
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