Routine mammograms cut death risk by half
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Routine mammograms may cut a woman's risk of dying from breast cancer in half.
Dutch researchers found women who benefited the most from screenings were 70 to 75-year-olds.
That age group saw an impressive 84% reduction in breast cancer deaths.
For women in their 50's and 60's the risk of death dropped by a substantial 39%.
Some experts think women should start getting mammograms at 40 while others say screenings should start at 50.
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