Does mammography really prevent cancer deaths?

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Screening mammography has proven effective at catching breast cancer at early stages, when the disease is much more treatable. Screening mammography has also proven to save lives in women between the ages of 40 – 49. Data from studies around the world have shown a range of 15 – 40% reduction in deaths from breast cancer. In the United States, deaths from breast cancer have continued to decrease since the 1990s.

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