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Mammography Screening Reduces Rate of Advanced and Fatal Breast Cancer

A contemporaneous comparison of women participating in breast cancer screening versus those not participating found that mammography screening reduces the rate of advanced and fatal breast cancers.1

The study, published in Cancer, also found that these benefits appeared to be independent of recent changes in treatment regimens.  

“This study shows that participation in breast cancer screening substantially reduces the risk of having a fatal breast cancer,” Stephen Duffy, MSc, from Queen Mary University in London, said in a press release.2 “Because the comparison of participating with non-participating persons was contemporaneous — with mammography screening and breast cancer treatment belonging to the same time period — it is not affected by potential changes in treatment of breast cancer over time.”

Of 549,091 women, representing approximately 30% of the Swedish…

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