Lots of breast cancer news to sort through this morning: From the L.A. Times: A 30-year trial by Swedish researchers has found regular mammograms can reduce breast cancer deaths by at least 30 percent, "a finding that many doctors say may help ease the recent controversy surrounding the procedure." A little background: Last month the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force caused a stir after recommending that women should wait until they are 50 to begin annual mammograms - up from the long-standing guideline of 40 years old. The argument: The screenings are unnecessary, provide too many false diagnoses and save relatively few lives in the long run. Navigating diagnosis, treatments, survival.
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