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Breast cancer screening not linked to life expectancy
According to Henrik Stovring, one of the researchers, the result didn't favour the breast cancer screening programme. The important result is that we do not find a beneficial effect of breast cancer screening any longer. Here, he pointed towards one of the paradoxes of screening, the popular but erroneous belief that if breast cancer patients who have been screened to 'live longer' than other breast cancer patients, then screening works.
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