Study: Mammograms spot few tumors in women under 40

05/3/2010 | National Post (Canada)

U.S. researchers in a study of more than 117,000 women found that mammograms did not spot any tumors among women under 25 and resulted in follow-up check-ups that detected few cancers among those between 35 and 39 years old. The study suggests that mammograms should not be given to women under 40 who are not showing symptoms of breast cancer, one expert said.

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