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For women age 40 or older, timely mammograms could reduce breast cancer mortality by about 16%–compared to those who are not screened.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merk Institute of Aging and Health. The State of Aging and Health in America 2007. Washington, D.C.: Merk Institute of Aging and Health; 2007. http://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/saha_2007.pdf

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Title
The State of Aging and Health in America 2007
Publisher
Merk Institute of Aging and Health
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merk Institute of Aging and Health
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