Better ways to advise women of the value of early breast cancer detection are needed

the ONA take:

Conflicting reports in the news and literature have confused both women and clinicians in regard to the value of screening mammography and at what age to begin screening. However, what remains undisputed is that early stage disease is easier to treat and has better outcomes. Beyond saving women's lives, when done right, mammography has the potential to save lives to spare women from the physical, financial, and emotional toll of prolonged treatment for advanced-stage disease.

Better ways to advise women of the value of early breast cancer detection are needed
Better ways to advise women of the value of early breast cancer detection are needed
It's hard to argue with the findings and conclusions of a new paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association put forth by Drs. The article, published on April 2, has generated a predictable round of headlines along the lines of "Large Study Finds Little Benefit in Mammography."
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