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Annual Mammography for 10 Years

Women in their... 40s 50s 60s
Deaths Avoided
(per 1,000 women)
~1 ~2 ~3
False Alarms
(per 1,000 women)
~600
(including ~70 biopsies)
~580
(including ~85 biopsies)
~465
(including ~60 biopsies)
Diagnosed & treated with no evidence of benefit
(per 1,000 women)
Up to 11 Up to 14 Up to 20

* Allen Shaughnessy, PhD; Essential Evidence Plus (Feb 2014).  

Author(s): Wayne Altman, M.D.
Created: Monday March 24, 2014
Modified: Monday March 24, 2014

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