Routine Mammograms Not Helpful for Most Women 70+

March 24, 2014 4:43 PM

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(HealthDay News) — Mammogram breast cancer screenings for women aged ≥70 may cause more harm than good, according to a large new study presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference, held from March 19–21 in Glasgow, U.K.

The researchers examined data from the Netherlands, where a mammogram breast cancer screening program was extended in 1998 to include women up to age 75. The study included more than 25,000 women, aged 70–75, who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 1995–2011.

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