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Technology expands breast cancer screening options
Los Angeles Times

Breast-cancer-screening isn’t like looking for a needle in a haystack. It’s harder. It’s like looking for needles in a big field of haystacks, where some of the haystacks have needles, while most don’t, but you don’t know which are which, so you have to look in all of them.

Mammography is the best technique available right now to look for breast cancers in women who don’t have any symptoms. On average, screening mammograms correctly identify 80% to 85% of women who have cancer and about 90% of women who don’t.