Could well taught Clinical Breast Self-Exams be effective substitute for Mammography?

A Canadian study that produced negative results for mammography may give renewed momentum to clinical and self-exams

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Roni Caryn Rabin, Independent Health Writer at New York Times and other.

In a recent Canadian study, that produced negative results for mammography, women who did not receive regular mammograms were instead monitored with physical breast exams that proved effective. All of the participants were taught to examine their own breasts once a month, and specially trained nurses examined women who were in their 50s.
This low-tech approach, the researchers found, appeared to be as good as or better than regular mammograms at locating the serious cancers that needed treatment.

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by Roni Caryn Rabin, 17 Feb 2014

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