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  • 10.18.10

    Advocacy Group Urges Expanded Coverage of Breast Cancer Screening

    The Hill | Mike Lillis

    A leading cancer group this week is urging expanded coverage of breast cancer screenings for a particularly high-risk group: women with dense breasts. Traditional mammograms are unreliable for detecting tumors in women with dense breasts — those with more tissue than fat — according to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance. Such women are four to five times more likely to develop breast cancer, the group says, yet 95 percent of women over 40 don’t know a thing about their own breast density or its risks.

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