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Mammography screening for women 40-49 years old not supported by data -- NIH panel.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE FALSE POSITIVES, INCREASE SENSITIVITY is one of 17 areas that should get further research, a National Institutes of Health consensus panel said at a Jan. 21-23 meeting in Bethesda, Maryland. The panel declined to make a recommendation on the ongoing debate over whether women 40-49 years old should receive regular mammograms, concluding that questions in areas such as false positive rates and potential overtreatment remained unanswered.
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