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Breast Cancer screening saves lives, new study shows

Women who undergo screening halve their risk of dying from breast cancer, a new study from the University of Melbourne has found.

The study, published today in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and  Prevention is the largest of its kind in Australia and one of the  largest in the world. It followed about 4,000 women in a study of the  BreastScreen program in Western Australia.

University of Melbourne Research Fellow Dr Carolyn Nickson and  colleagues from the Melbourne School of Population Health said the  findings reaffirmed the importance and efficacy of mammography.

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