An analysis of data on 126,537 women in Japan found that mammography and clinical breast examination may be better for patients than mammography alone. Women screened using mammogram and clinical breast exam had a 96.8% five-year survival rate compared with 92.7% for those diagnosed by clinical breast exam alone, and 86.6% for those diagnosed by self-detection. The results didn't prove that mammography together with clinical examination had any protective effect. The study was published in the journal Breast Cancer.
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