Mammography saves lives (30 percent)

28 Jun

Today is published on line the results of the 29 years follow up of a randomized trial comparing 77 080 women invited to mammographic screening during seven years to 55 985 ones receiving usual cares during the same period.

29 years later breast cancer mortality was 30 percent less in the mammographic screening group.

The precedent results of this cohort was published in 2003 and already highlighted a 27 percent reduction of breast cancer mortality and 13 percent reduction in all cause mortality.

The Los Angeles Times disseminates these intersting results.


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