Screening mammograms in younger women have low accuracy and detect few cancers10 May 2010
Screening mammograms in women under age 40 result in high rates of callbacks and additional imaging tests but low rates of cancer detection, according to a study published online May 3 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.Read the free editorial online here.
Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Advance Access, 3 May 2010.
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New York Times - Mammograms Before 40: Few Cancers, Many Callbacks
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