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Breast cancer screening means 1 in 3 have unnecessary treatment?

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:05pm

According a piece in to the Guardian’s Health and Wellbeing section -  written in partnership with the BMJ – one in three women diagnosed with breast cancer after a screening test will have slow-growing forms of cancer that could safely go untreated, according to new research.  Although breast cancer screening saves lives, it also means that some women go through the worry and side effects of unnecessary treatment.

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