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For Older Women, Missed Mammograms Tied to Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes
Date:4/8/2013

of more screening. Other reasons may include differences in cancer treatment, information that was not available for this [group] of women," Simon added.

The study did not prove a cause-and effect relationship between gaps in mammograms and worse breast cancer results. Because it was presented at a medical meeting, data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about mammograms.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Association for Cancer Research, news release, April 7, 2013


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