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mammography

muh mo gruh fee

  • n  a diagnostic procedure to detect breast tumors by the use of X rays

  • In health care institutions that offered both clinical breast exams and mammography, for every additional cancer patient identified using the physical exam, there were an .
  • Neglecting mammography can be even riskier, giving an incipient tumor a chance to take hold and grow.
  • In Ukraine, where mammography machines are available, if not plentiful, a shortage of film requires that doctors choose between taking the recommended two-view image of a patient's .
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  • Jim Douglas in Ms. Magazine
    Studies suggest cost is a factor in whether women seek and receive mammography services,Gov. Douglas told the Times-Argus. "This law is to encourage every woman to get regular mammogram."
  • Daniel in DG News
    Deaths from breast cancer have dropped by 30% since 1990 when mammography screening beginning at age 40 became more widespread,said Daniel B. Kopans, MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

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