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Costly breast cancer screenings don't add up to better outcomes
Date:1/7/2013

illion is being spent annually on screening Medicare beneficiaries in this age group.

"We need further studies to identify which women will benefit from screening, and how to screen effectively and efficiently," said Gross. "In some instances, breast cancer screening can save lives. But no woman wants to undergo testing if it is likely to cause more harm than good, and no health system particularly ours can afford to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on screening programs without evidence to support them."


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Contact: Karen N. Peart
karen.peart@yale.edu
203-432-1326
Yale University
Source:Eurekalert

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