Study questions benefits of mammograms under 50

12/8/2006 | Reuters

The benefit of women under the age of 50 receiving annual breast cancer screenings may not outweigh the risk, according to a new study. British researchers estimated that about four lives of every 1,000 women could be saved by the annual mammograms beginning at age 40, but they said the benefits are counterbalanced by increased radiation exposure, anxiety caused by false positive results and higher costs for screening programs.

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