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- Website: Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Your risk of dying from breast cancer is slightly reduced if you have regular screening. However, regular screening increase your chance of a false positive result, a biopsy and having part or all of a breast removed unnecessarily.
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mammogram, BRCA 1, BRCA 2, breast cancer, lump, self exam, malignant
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Rated on: 1/19/2017 4:02:04 PM
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