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Study finds one-third of women with breast cancer are being treated needlessly


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STOP AND THINK: Assuming that all small breast lesions have the potential to turn deadly is akin to “racial pro ling,” one expert says.

ONE IN THREE women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram is treated unnecessarily, because screening tests found slow-growing tumors that are essentially harmless. That’s according to a Danish study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, that has renewed debate over the value of early detection.

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