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Study shows long-term benefits of mammography
Orange County Register

A new study solidifies the evidence that mammograms save lives. The unique aspect of the Swedish study involved looking at how the women fared, even years after the screening period. Researchers checked back in with study subjects 29 years later, a far longer follow-up period than other studies have examined. This is critical, a local breast-cancer expert says, because breast cancer is a chronic disease. “Some women may die in two years, and some may not die for 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years,” said Dr. Stephen Feig, head of breast imaging at UCI Medical Center.