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Fighting for Better Cancer Detection

It seems black and white: Either you have cancer or you don’t. But for many women the answer is gray. Hazy mammogram gray.

In the United States alone, there are nearly 240,000 breast cancer diagnoses each year, and one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. To date, mammograms are the best diagnostic technology for breast cancer. A mammogram’s ability to detect tumors at early stages has made breast cancer one of the most treatable forms of cancer, but there are still almost 50,000 missed diagnoses every year.

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Categories: WWYFF, Research

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