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False-Positive Screening Mammograms: Good News, but More To Do

Suzanne W. Fletcher, MD
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Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA 02215 (Fletcher)

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Ann Intern Med. 1999;131(1):60-62. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-131-1-199907060-00011
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In the war against cancer, little progress has been made in preventing cancer occurrence. Except for cancer of the lung, we do not even know how to prevent most common cancers. Medical strategies, therefore, have been primarily aimed at treatment and, increasingly over the past few decades, screening for occult disease.

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