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FEB 07, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Longer span between mammograms okay for older women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Screening women over 65 each year for breast cancer doesn't catch any more early tumors - but it does lead to more false positives - than screening every other year, according to a new study. The findings are based on more than 140,000 older women included in five mammography registries across the United States. "This study clearly tells us that screening every two years may be more appropriate than screening women every year," said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society (ACS). ...

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