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Are doctors over-treating breast cancer?

by | June 13th, 2010

At a breast cancer conference March 2010 in Barcelona, experts discussed how to implement mammogram screening programs across Europe, balancing fighting cancer with the goal of targeting only those women who need to be screened.

The conferences findings on mammograms ignited a fierce debate in the United States when an influential panel recommended scaling back screening programs to begin at age 50 instead of 40 — guidelines very close to those already in Europe.

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