Doctors want women warned of risks and benefits of mammograms as patients unnecessarily diagnosed

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The Courier Mail August 09, 2013

FOR every woman whose breast cancer death is prevented by mammography screening, three others are unnecessarily diagnosed and treated, says a population health expert.
Professor Alexandra Barratt, of the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney’s Medical School, said many women underwent treatment for cancers that might otherwise cause no harm in their lifetimes.
Prof Barratt said while she had no desire to scare women into not having mammograms, she wanted women to have up-to-date information on the risks and benefits of screening.

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