Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 15th, 2003
The long-term value of mammography screening has caused considerable debate over the past few years. Laszlo Tabar from Falun Central Hospital, Sweden, and colleagues compared deaths from breast cancer in two Swedish counties 20 years before and after screening was introduced in Sweden in 1978. Their analysis, published in the Lancet, included 210,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer aged 20-69 years.
Women aged 40-69 years who received screening had a 44% reduced risk of dying from...
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