The study was conducted on an extensive scale involving the data recorded from nearly 547 counties. For the study, the researchers analyzed the breast cancer screenings, cancer diagnosis, tumor characteristics and breast cancer deaths in all of these counties. The data included about 16 million women living in those counties in 2000. The age of all the women under consideration was above 40.Depending on their locations, the percentage of women who had screening ranged from 39 to 78 %. The study revealed that more than 53,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. The researchers also reported that the number of breast cancer diagnoses increased with the number of screenings, but the number of deaths related to it over the next 10 years remained the same.
The researchers have warned that these results may not be the actual reality as they were limited because of the assumptions made about individuals for the data of a large group of people. In the past the importance of regular mammograms for ending breast cancer has been widely promoted by many people from a government backed panel and Angelina Jolie including other. This report comes in as a shock for all the people who had been promoting it for a long time.
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