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Not enough mammogram clinics or professionals to interpret them

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

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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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