Mammograms May Identify Cancers That Would Otherwise Just Regress

News — By on November 25, 2008 at 1:00 am

Researchers in Norway found there was a 22 per cent higher rate of detected breast cancer among women who had mammograms every two years compared to women screened every six years raising the possibility that some breast cancers just regress naturally without treatment. The study was the work of Dr Per-Henrik Zahl, from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, and colleagues and is published in the 24 November issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

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