Early mammograms may benefit younger, at-risk women

11/18/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Researchers predicted that women under 50 with a moderate familial history of breast cancer who were given mammogram screening would have an 81% chance of surviving a 10-year period compared with less than 73% of those in a control group. The study found that early mammograms detected nearly 77% of all breast cancers, for a 79% sensitivity rate.

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