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- Website: National Women’s Health Network
- Resource type: Fact sheet
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Women under the age of 50 should decide whether or not to screen for breast cancer based on personal risk and context. Women aged 50 to 74 should receive regular breast cancer screening.
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mammography quality standards act, MQSA, over-screening, radiation, false-positives
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Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
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Is it clear who developed the resource and how?
Step 3 - Usability
Is the information easy to understand and easy to use?
Rated on: 7/15/2015 11:17:03 AM
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