Canadian report disputes value of routine mammograms for breast cancer; others see study flaws

  • by: MARILYNN MARCHIONE , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 12, 2014 - 3:39 PM

A Canadian study that many experts say has major flaws has revived debate about the value of mammograms. The research suggests that these screening X-rays do not lower the risk of dying of breast cancer while finding many tumors that do not need treatment.

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