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Breast cancer screening from the age of 40 could save hundreds of lives, new analysis shows

1 month ago   |   By Wessexfm

Screening women for breast cancer in their forties could save up to 400 lives a year without a significant increase in over-diagnosis, according to new research.
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Expert reaction to study looking at breast screening women in their 40s and cancer deaths

Expert reaction to study looking at breast screening women in their 40s and cancer deaths

1 month ago   |   By Science Media Centre

A study, published in the Lancet Oncology, looked at breast screening women in their 40s and cancer deaths.
Dr Imogen Locke, Consultant Clinical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust said:
“This important study suggests that offering mammographic screening to women from a younger age results in breast cancers being detected at an earlier and more curable stage. Diagnosing breast cancers before they cause symptoms results in less women dying from breast cancer and may also mean that women require less aggressive cancer treatment. It is critical that we detect cancer as early...
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