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Breast cancer issues addressed

Dear Editor,
We are writing in response to the article in the insert “Fighting for a cure” in the Oct. 2 Tribune.
The title of the article is: “Are mammograms the best option for detection?”
In the article evidence is cited from several studies dating from 1992 to 2004 and a statement from the American College of Physicians from 2007. Studies were carried out in Canada and Denmark, where women are not offered screening mammography prior to age 50.
The author’s conclusion is that for women ages 40 through 49, mammograms may not be necessary and may do more ...


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