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Study: Older women getting unnecessary mammograms - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

November 24, 2014

Study: Older women getting unnecessary mammograms

Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 12:20 am

GALVESTON — Researchers have concluded that providing better access to health care may lead to the overuse of mammograms for women who regularly see a primary care physician and who have a limited life expectancy.

The cautionary note from researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch is that screening women in this category could subject them to greater risks of physical, emotional and economic suffering.

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