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Studies have shown that annual mammograms reduce breast cancer related mortality in women by 20-40%.

Kerlikowske K, Grady D, Rubin S, Sandrock C, et al. Efficacy of Screening Mammography: A meta-analysis. JAMA. 1995; 273: 149-154. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/273/2/149

Reference

Title
Efficacy of Screening Mammography: A meta-analysis
Publication
JAMA
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
1995
Authors
Kerlikowske K, Grady D, Rubin S, Sandrock C, et al.
Pages
149-154
URL
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