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Breast Cancer Prevention (cont.)

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What is the risk of radiation with repeated mammography screening over the years?

With modern mammography equipment, the amount of radiation exposure is extremely small. Although there is no level of radiation without some theoretical risk, there is no evidence of increased breast cancer risks from mammography performed in the recommended manner. Furthermore, the benefits of early detection far outweigh these theoretical concerns.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/21/2015

Source: MedicineNet.com

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