mammography

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

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Dr Yasmin Khan, associate medical director for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: "We understand that any type of medical testing can be daunting, but breast screening is a prime example of how a quick, painless test can save your life.
The review, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, broadly agreed with the overall conclusions of the 2012 Independent Review of Breast Screening in the UK, commissioned by Cancer Research UK and the Department of Health.
Although it saves lives, screening also comes with various negative effects such as false-positive results, overdiagnosis and radiation-induced cancer, but experts said their review builds on previous evidence which suggests the potential benefits of breast screening outweigh the risks.
Breast Test Wales, the NHS breast screening service, will run the screening from June 8 to 20 at 18 Cathedral Road.
Sally Greenbrook, senior policy officer for the charity Break-Breakthrough Breast Cancer, warned: "The fall-off in uptake in the over-70s has been attributed in part to women incorrectly assuming that they are no longer at risk of developing breast cancer after routine NHS breast screening invitations cease.
All women in Scotland aged 50 to 70 are invited for a breast screening every three years.
It's needed to cope with the rising demand for breast screening services.
This is why data in today's report is so important in trying to monitor, evaluate and understand the NHS Breast Screening programme.
Uptake of routine breast screening invitations in the region was 76.
This is where women will have cancers detected and treated through the breast screening programmes that would never have caused them a problem in their life time.
The independent breast screening review, commissioned by Cancer Research UK and the Department of Health, says for every one breast cancer death prevented by the national screening programme, three women received treatments for "overdiagnosed" cases that would not have developed into a life-threatening condition.
The somo-v Platinum is Designed for the High Volume Breast Screening Environment, Featuring Reverse Curve Technology and Abella Workflow for Fast, Accurate Patient Exams
Experts in Newcastle looked at reasons why some women fail to attend breast screening within the same region.
Further information on breast screening in Northern Ireland can be found at www.
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Regular screening with mammography reduces the number of deaths from breast cancer, a longest running breast screening trial has revealed.