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In Brief: Mammography screening

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Mammography screening: Percentage of women over 40 who said they received mammograms over the past two years increased from 53.5% to 69.5% during the period 1989-95, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports in the Oct. 10 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, with increases occurring in 39 states. "This indicates that in a span of just six years, we saw an increase of almost 30% in use of mammography by American women," HHS Secretary Donna Shalala comments in an Oct. 9 release. An estimated 180,200 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, and 43,000 will die from the disease...
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