Study: Regular mammograms save lives

June 28, 2011

This latest study showed 30 percent fewer women in the screening group died of breast cancer and that this effect persisted year after year.

New screening recommendations caused controversy in 2009 when an advisory group recommended against routine screenings for women in their 40s.

The study's authors say the new findings do not speak to the frequency issue but do make clearer that screening works.

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