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Mammograms are the most effective tool for detecting breast cancer however there are insufficient screening clinics and professionals to interpret the results. Early detection greatly improves survival rates. The reduced numbers of professionals capable of reading the mammograms is due to fear of lawsuits and insufficient pay levels. New technology such as ultrasound may improve the situation in the future.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
About: Not enough mammogram clinics or professionals to interpret them
Date: 11 June 2004
Source: Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
Author: Jacquelyn Cole
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